Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

The women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay event at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in 2021 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.[1] It will be the event's twenty-fifth appearance of the event, having been held at every edition since 1912.

Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
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
3:30.05 Gold Coast, Australia 5 April 2018 [2]
Olympic record
3:30.65 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6 August 2016 [3][4]

QualificationEdit

The top 12 teams in this event at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships qualified for the Olympics. An additional 4 teams will qualify through having the fastest times at approved qualifying events during the qualifying period (1 March 2019 to 30 May 2020).[5]

Competition formatEdit

The competition consists of two rounds: heats and a final. The relay teams 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.[6]

ScheduleEdit

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

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

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

Rank Heat Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
  Australia To be selected
  Brazil To be selected
  Canada To be selected
  China To be selected
  Czech Republic To be selected
  Denmark To be selected
  France To be selected
  Germany To be selected
  Great Britain To be selected
  Hong Kong To be selected
  Japan To be selected
  Netherlands To be selected
  Poland To be selected
  ROC To be selected
  Sweden To be selected
  United States To be selected

FinalEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tokyo 2020: Swimming Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ Pentony, Luke (6 April 2018). "Commonwealth Games: Australia sets new world record in 4x100 metres freestyle relay". ABC News Australia. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  3. ^ Barrett, Chris (7 August 2016). "Rio Olympics 2016: Australia's women win gold in world record time in 4x100m freestyle relay". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Cate, Bronte Campbell lead Australian women to 4x100m gold at Rio". ABC News Australia. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  6. ^ "FINA Swimming Rulebook, 2017–21" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 30 January 2020.