Olympic Games: Adam Peaty Ignites Day One Prelims With 57.55 WR In 100 Breaststroke

Adam PEATY of Great Britain
Adam PEATY of Great Britain

Action in the pool is under way at the Rio Aquatics Centre, with preliminaries taking place in six events.

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aswimfan

Can’t wait.
I think it’s gonna be:

women 400 IM:
Hosszu
Belmonte
Dirado

Men 400 free
Horton
Yang
Dwyer

Women 4×100 free
Australia
USA
The Netherlands

ITR

if anyone can share some good quality streams don’t hesitate 😀

aswimfan

http://olympics.cbc.ca/video/live/swimming-aug-heats.html

set your VPN to Canada

aswimfan

Canada is streaming the official broadcasting with NIcole Livingstone as commentator… GREAT GREAT GREAT.. I AM ECSTATIC

aswimfan

My God

Hagino is soooooooooo easy and slowed down in 4:10

aswimfan

Oops I forgot to write my men 400 IM prediction:
Hagino
Seto
Kalisz

aswimfan

Seriously everyone, this Canada site is the best

http://olympics.cbc.ca/video/live/swimming-aug-heats.html

It streams inHD, very clear video and audio. with fantastic commentary!!

aswimfan

Amd I am so glad we are vewing the start from the right side, instead of strating left like in London

aswimfan

Crazy fast times by Kalisz and Seto. PBs for both 4:08

aswimfan

I think that 4:11 is also Jay Litherland’s PB

2 Americans, 2 Japanese, 2 Australians, 1 Brazilian will be in the final of men 400 IM

aswimfan

It’s great to see Daynara De Paula doing 57.92.. the crowd is FANTASTIC.

aswimfan

Sjostrom still swam fastest 56.26, but it was a messy swim.

I hope she get rid off this jitter quickly.

Vollmer is fantastic. Oleksiak broke Junior WR in 56.7

It’s exciting to think how good Oleksiak will become.

Bad Anon

Vollmer looked sooook smooth in 56.56, McKeon mistimed her touch for a 57.33…. Semis will be fast!

ITR

I don’t know who the commentators are but thank you very much aswimfan for the stream! indeed very good quality.

commonwombat

M400IM: Kalisz certainly making his presence felt to the Japanese. Hagino looked easier than Seto. TFH to final not unexpected; Mahoney a major pleasant surprise as too probably is Lichfield.

W100FLY: Sjostrom did just enough, a long way from her best but that wasn’t required. Vollmer looked the better of the Americans. Oleksiak very impressive. McKeon butchered her finish and thus a top 8 seeding but otherwise looked OK. Less said about Groves the better.

aswimfan

I hope Groves will swim much better in 200.
Her 100 swim just doesn’t instill confidence.

I wonder if Kalisz has anything left for final. He tends to swim fast in prelims. He swam fastest in the prelims of 2013 barcelona and 2015 kazan.

aswimfan

Gergo Kis is not shaven yet!

aswimfan

This poor spanish swimmer.

He fell a la Thorpe. Good thing the officials are very lenient and he can swim.

aswimfan

Marwan Alkamesh is very very impressive. If only he had trained in USA from a young age.

aswimfan

POothain in 3:45 is a 2 seconds PB.

This shows the France swimmers are in generally great form.

aswimfan

Damn! Sun Yang has not lost his last lap speed.

aswimfan

This last heat is fast!

Great swim by Dwyer, but he will need to be even faster for the final.

Horton had tentative swim. Short stroking his swim, Livingstone said. But both he and Mckeon are at least through.

commonwombat

M400FR: Sun looks the man to beat. Dwyer looking very much a player. Guy didn’t look particularly good.
I’m probably in the front row of D.McKeon critics but when credit is due, you extend it. He finally brought his A game to an intl meet. Horton … did enough; will have to find something more if he’s going to win tonight.

aswimfan

Hosszu is nuts.

4:28.5 in prelims???

Bad Anon

Hosszu wanted a WR to take the pressure off but I think she’ll be pushed by Dorado and Belmonte in the final

aswimfan

Joshua Palmer can’t even finish top 3 in his heat even though he is seeded in lane 4…ugghhh ..1:01.13

commonwombat

Barring the entire Steinway piano factory landing on Hosszu’s back in the final 50; the W400IM looks a no contest. DiRado & Belmonte for the minors. Miley looks destined to remain the “nearly but not quite there” woman at Olympics.

Bad Anon

PEATY!!!!!!!
57.55WR
UNREAL

aswimfan

PEATY WR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
57.55

I’m speechless.

That was a super incredible swim.

These men’s 100 breast is F A S T
15 under 1:00 just in the heats.

Unheard of.

Bad Anon

Excellent anchor from Pellagrini… she’s in fine form!

clive rushton

Absolutely incredible: StarSport India have four channels covering the Games and have Thorpie ensconced here in Mumbai providing color coverage. They are using John McBeth and Nicole Livingstone for on-site live coverage – not a bad duo at all. Then they cut the feed after the slow heats of the Mens 100 breaststroke!!! Only a world record!!!!!!!!!

Un-be-lieve-a-ble.

Bad Anon

C1 splits 51.80!!!!!!

Eugene Chc

Ledecky 52.64(0.37)

aswimfan

Where can I find the splits?

The useless official site doesn’t have the splits!!!

Rio2016 website is so awful.

Even Beijing and London had EVERY splits.

Eugene Chc

aswimfan, no problem with official site for me

Ger

Official site doesn’t have splits, or I can’t find them.

aswimfan

Ger,
on this page:
https://www.rio2016.com/en/swimming-womens-4x100m-freestyle-relay-heat-2

there’s a small “download” at the bottom, you click it, it brings you to another page with two results, and you have click them.

So convoluted.

Ger

Thanks asf.

aswimfan

By the way, what was Bronte Campbell doing, swimming 53?
I hope she’s ok.

So final line up for
AUS: Elmslie-mckeon-c2-c1
USA: Weitzeil-Vollmer- Manuel-Ledecky
CAN: Van Landeghem-Ruck-Williams-Oleksiak
NED: Steenbergen-Vandermeer-Heemskerk-Kromo

If Heemskerk swims as poorly (what was she doing swimming 54?), NED can say bye bye to bronze.

Ger

Bronte was jogging……might as well; no exertion needed……hopefully that’s it.

commonwombat

Re C2; quite often her first swim of a meet isnt always lightning quick. Having said that, her 2016 hasn’t ran as smoothly as she’d have liked health/injury-wise so perhaps we need to scale down our expectations of sub52 splits.

She certainly didn’t look “rough”, more non full gas. She should at least be sub53/52mid-high tonight and that should be sufficient if big sister continues to produce sub52s.

This relay may not end up the walk in the park that was predicted but they still have sufficient “gap”. USA probably has 1.5 – 1.8 improvement on that 3.33. 59 and that would only put them barely 0.5sec up on AUS’ heat time. McKeon should provide at least that as an upgrade on Wilson. C2 slips up a gear and I don’t see the Americans holding off big sister.

aswimfan

When you see Cate’s swimming by herself in a frame, it doesn’t seem special or unusual, but when you also see behind her Ledecky spinning so furiously and splitting 52.6 and yet staying standstill behind Cate’s wake, then you realize how magnificent her swim is.

GBswim

Enthralling firsts session and no more so from a British perspective. Simply stunning from Peaty… under-celebrated if anything because of his calibre and what is expected. Hastily becoming a legend of the sport… let’s hope his position is cemented this weekend.
Strong morning for Team GB overall with Guy being the exception. I have to say a hugely disappointing heat swim… I pray it was nothing more.

Tonight’s Final Predictions:

Men’s 400m Free
(1) Sun Yang
(2) Connor Dwyer
(3) James Guy/Mack Horton

Men’s 400IM
(1) Kosuke Hagino
(2) Chase Kalisz
(3) Daiya Seto

Women’s 400m IM
(1) Katinka Hosszu
(2) Maya Dirado
(3) M. Belmonte Garcia

Women’s 4x100m
(1) Australia (WR)
(2) USA
(3) Canada

Bad Anon

It would be nice to see Ledecky pull of a Lezak on C1…. But barring a DQ Aussie women are the prohibitive favourites

aswimfan

Again, it is scary to think how good Oleksiak will become if she keeps improving.

Having just turned 16, she split 52.7 in 4×100 and swam 56.7 in 100 fly.

Almost like if you combine Sjostrom and C Campell into one swimmer.

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