Team USA in 4x100m freestyle relay (Photo : Reuters)
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will swim one after the other in tonight's 4x100 meter freestyle relay final.
Both were included in USA's swimming team lineup for the race in addition to Nathan Adrian and Cullen Jones according to a recent update by USAToday.
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According to the media agency, TEAM USA's relay order remains as:
Countries in the 4x100 meter freestyle relay final:
Lane 1 - South Africa (Qual. 7th)
Lane 2 - Germany (Qual. 5th)
Lane 3 - Russia (Qual. 3rd)
Lane 4 - Australia (Qual. 1st)
Lane 5 - USA (Qual. 2nd)
Lane 6 - France (Qual. 4th)
Lane 7 - Belgium (Qual. 6th)
Lane 8 - Italy (Qual. 8th)
None of the USA swimmers that competed in the morning preliminaries, namely James Feigen, Matthew Grevers, Ricky Berens and Jason Lezak were included in the final lineup.
In the morning heats, USA qualified with the second best time of 3:12.59, one third of a second later than Australia.
While many expect Australia to win the relay tonight since they have two fantastic swimmers in James "The Rocket" Roberts and James "The Missile" Magnussen - the reigning 100m freestyle champion - it'll be interesting to see what type of performance Phelps and Lochte can reveal in the pool working as a team.
Phelps, Jones and Lezak were part of the team that established the world record (3:08.24 WR/OR) for the event in Beijing 2008 (the record still stands today).
Phelps will be hunting for his first gold medal of these Olympics while Lochte his second.
Men's 4x100 Meter Freestyle Relay Event
Time & Date:
Sunday, July 29
9:00 p.m. London Time
4:00 p.m. EDT
3:00 p.m. CDT
1:00 p.m. PDT
Live Online Streaming:
Free: Yes but with conditions*
US TV Schedule (Tape Delayed):
Time: Starting from 7:00 p.m. EDT - Midnight
Events: Men's 100meter breaststroke and 4x100meter freestyle relay - Finals
Women's 100m butterfly, 400m freestyle - Finals
NetworkNBC, NBC Sports Network
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