Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metre individual medley

The women's 400 metre individual medley event at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in 2021 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.[1] It will be the event's fifteenth consecutive appearance, having been held at every edition since 1964.

Women's 400 metre individual medley
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
VenueTokyo Aquatics Centre
DatesTBC
← 2016
2024 →

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Katinka Hosszú (HUN) 4:26.36 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6 August 2016 [2]
Olympic record   Katinka Hosszú (HUN) 4:26.36 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6 August 2016 [2]

QualificationEdit

The Olympic Qualifying Time for the event is 4:38.53. Up to two swimmers per National Olympic Committee (NOC) can automatically qualify by swimming that time at an approved qualification event. The Olympic Selection Time is 4:46.89. Up to one swimmer per NOC meeting that time is eligible for selection, allocated by world ranking until the maximum quota for all swimming events is reached. NOCs without a female swimmer qualified in any event can also use their universality place.[3]

Competition formatEdit

The competition consists of two rounds: heats and a final. The swimmers with the best 8 times in the heats advance to the final. Swim-offs are used as necessary to break ties for advancement to the next round.[4]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Japan standard time (UTC+9)[1]

Date Time Round
TBC 19:00 Heats
TBC 10:30 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The swimmers with the top 8 times, regardless of heat, advance to the final.

FinalEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tokyo 2020: Swimming Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b Wolken, Dan (6 August 2016). "Katinka Hosszu shatters world record in 400 IM; Maya DiRado wins silver". USA Today. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (pdf). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  4. ^ "FINA Swimming Rulebook, 2017–21" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 29 January 2020.