Seliskar, USA Advance To 4x200 Free Relay Final
TOKYO – California's Andrew Seliskar helped the United States clinch a spot in the Olympic 4x200-meter freestyle relay final as he swam the second leg of the Americans' preliminaries race Tuesday morning (PT) at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Seliskar, a 2019 Cal grad who is competing in his first Olympics, split 1:46.17 on the second leg as the Americans earned the fifth seed in tonight's final. The Golden Bear was the second-fastest American behind leadoff leg Drew Kibler (1:46.12). Seliskar qualified for the Tokyo Games as a relay-only swimmer after finishing fourth in the 200 free at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials in June.
In other prelims action, incoming freshman Robin Hanson (Sweden) placed 27th in the 100 free with a 49.07 finish.
The United States will aim for a medal in the 4x200 free relay final at 8:26 p.m. PT Tuesday. Seliskar is not guaranteed to earn a spot on the U.S. relay in the final, but he will still be medal-eligible if the Americans were to earn a top-three finish. NBC will have live coverage of the event.
4x200-Meter Freestyle Relay Heats
5. USA (Andrew Seliskar), 7:05.62 (1:46.17 split)
100-Meter Freestyle Heats
27. Robin Hanson (Sweden), 49.07
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