Heat Sheets for Night Five of Olympic Swimming are Now Available

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Heat sheets for night five of semifinals and finals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games have been released and are available here. Check out Swimming World’s predictions here.

Ippel Watanabe of Japan enters tonight as the top seed in the opening event, the men’s 200 breaststroke. Last night he went a 2:07.22, just .21 shy of the world record. The field will be tight, though, as the entire field is spread by just less than a second.

With an Olympic record in tow, Cate Campbell enters the 100 freestyle semifinals as the top qualifier. She’ll race alongside World Junior record holder Penny Oleksiak of Canada.

Jiayu Xu of China will take the center lane in the opening semifinals while Evgeny Rylov of Russia will take the top spot in the second heat of the men’s 200 backstroke. Each swimmer will race alongside a Cal bear as Americans Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley also made semifinals.

Madeline Groves is seeded a half second ahead of the next best swimmer in tonight’s 200 butterfly final. Nathan Adrian has bounced back and is looking to defend his Olympic gold in the men’s 100 freestyle.

Lilly King and Yulia Efimova are not (yet) the storyline of the women’s 200 breaststroke, but both swimmers did find their way into the semifinals. Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen swam the fastest prelims time.

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will race side by side in the 200 IM tonight. Phillip Heintz will take center stage in the first semifinal.

While the Americans posted the fastest 4×200 relay prelims time, that race will begin to take shape when full rosters are released later this evening.

Scheduled Events:

  • Men’s 200 Breaststroke Final
  • Women’s 100 Freestyle Semifinal
  • Men’s 200 Backstroke Semifinal
  • Women’s 200 Butterfly Final
  • Men’s 100 Freestyle Final
  • Women’s 200 Breaststroke Semifinal
  • Men’s 200 IM Semifinal
  • Women’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay Final
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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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