Phelps did not participate in the 100-meter freestyle trials, but in the past three Olympics he participated in the relay race. This situation is unprecedented. 2004 and 2012, he did not participate in the individual 100 m freestyle trials, but ultimately for the relay race.
This means that Phelps ‘ first game of the fifth and final Olympic 4x100m freestyle relay on Sunday night.
Relay race places the decision in United States coach hands, United States men’s swimming coach Bob Bowman (also for a long time was Phelps’s personal coach) on Saturday said that he can be sure Phelps will take part in the 4x100m and the 4x200m relay, but he gave no details.
The associated press and sports illustrated think France will be defending men’s 4x100m relay title. AP also predict that United States team to defeat Brazil won the silver medal. The sports illustrated think Australia will win the silver medal, United States later received the bronze medal.
Phelps will also participate in the men’s 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly, 200-meter individual medley, 4x200m freestyle relay and 4x100m Medley Relay.
Ryder at the base on Saturday morning to attend the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay heats, it was her first game of the Olympic Games.
Laidesiji in the 100-meter freestyle, finished seventh in the Olympic trials. The top six often alternate in the heats to the final. But laidesiji from January’s personal best she ranked fifth. Even if she only took part in the preliminaries did not participate in the final, United States in the top three if she will still have the medal. Australia favourites in this game, but the United States is also a competitor.
Laidesiji main competition gold medal in four games in the back–200 m, 400 m, 800 m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle relay.