Wait is over now, USA swimming released the psych sheet for Rio trials which begin Sunday in Omaha, Nebraska. and many swimmers, especially a number of prime names, may prefer to scratch some of their entries as the week progresses, and they weigh their priorities and best possibilities to make the Olympic team.
Psych Sheet Shows 8.4% Fewer Swims Than in 2012
1300 swimmers are going to participate in US Olympic trials which is less than 1850+ swimmers in 2012
Michael Phelps is entered in 5 events, together with the 100 and 200 free, 100 and 200 fly and 200 IM. However, that doesn’t guarantee Phelps will swim all 5 events through prelims, semifinals and finals. Throwing down a fast time in the early rounds of either the 100 or 200 free may place Phelps into consideration for free relays at the Olympic Games, although he doesn’t swim the events through to finals.
Ryan Lochte‘s name is listed six times, in the 100 and 200 free, 200 back, 100 fly, 200 and 400 IM. whether Lochte will swim the 400 IM has been a hotly-debated topic over the past several months since he has not oppose the event internationally since winning Olympic gold in 2012. await Lochte, like Phelps, to only swim the 100 free in the early rounds as he aims for a spot on the 400 free relay in Rio, and it’s still to be seen if he will swim both the 200 back and 200 IM.
Lochte attempted the 200 back-200 IM double at every of the past 2 Olympic Games, however his performance has suffered every time in the second race, the 200 IM. Lochte won Olympic gold in the 200 back in 2008 in Beijing, and he presently holds the world record in the 200 IM.
On the women’s side, missy Franklin has entered her signature 100 and 200 free and 100 and 200 back, for sure. Katie Ledecky will seem set to make a run at the 400 freestyle relay. The 19 year old is seeded fourth in the 100 freestyle, additionally to her prime spots in the 200, 400, and 800 freestyles. She is also entered within the 400 IM (seeded fifth) and the 50 free .
SUNDAY PSYCH HEAT SHEET:-Sunday-Prelim-Heat-Sheet
FULL PSYCH SHEET:– 2016-us-olympic-trials-psych-sheet