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Olympic Games swimming competitions begin on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. AEST with several key Australians starting their campaigns – but in the er No medals will be awarded for the first night session.
Why is this and when do the heats and finals take place? Due to the television preferences of the United States, the prelims will take place in the evening at 8:00 p.m. AEST, as in Beijing 2008, and the finals in the morning at 10:30 a.m. AEST.
The opening evening program will culminate in the 4x100m women’s freestyle relay, can take part in Australia’s flag bearer Cate Campbell.
Australia will have two swimmers in the opening event – the men’s 4x100m medley prelims before Emma McKeon of Wollongong Australia’s opening challenge in the 100m butterfly runs
McKeon broke the Australian record for the 100m butterfly in the Olympic Swimming Tests with the fourth fastest swim in the history of the event.
McKeon could be ready for a breakout event after an impressive performance in the Australian swimming competitions, where she won Olympic qualifications in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly.
She took 1st place in all but one of these events, where she finished 2nd behind Ariarne Titmus in the 200m freestyle.
In the meantime, Elijah Winnington is an outstanding one Chance in the 400m freestyle. he overshadowed Mack Horton in the tests and set the fourth fastest men’s 400m time in Australian history; its 3: 43.65 just behind Ian Thorpe, Horton and Grant Hackett.
Race rules for tonight
Men’s 400 m individual medley runs Aussies: Brendon Smith, Se-Bom Lee
Women’s 100 m butterfly runs Aussies: Emma McKeon
400m freestyle of men Aussies: Elijah Winnington, Jack McLoughlin
400m medley of the Women Aussies: N / A
Prelims 100 m chest of men Zac Stubblety-Cook, Matt Wilson
Preliminaries 4 x 100 m freestyle women Australia team.