American teen Kate Douglass sets the pace in 200m IM heat | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports



Kate Douglass set the fastest pace in the women’s 200m IM heats at 2:09.16, beating out Olympic gold medalists Ohashi Yui and Katinka Hosszu. #NBCOlympics #Tokyo2020 #Swimming
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Each swimming event is broken up into rounds with the purpose of trimming the field of competitors (which can sometimes number upwards of 90+ for individual events) down to a final race of eight. Individual events at distances of 200m and shorter require three rounds: preliminary heats, semifinals, and a final. Each athlete participates in one of several preliminary heats in hopes of recording a top-16 time, thereby advancing to the semifinals.

From there, the eight fastest swimmers across both semifinal heats advance to the final. Individual events at distances of 400m or longer, along with all relay events, do not include a semifinal round. In these events, only the top eight swimmers or teams across the preliminary heats advance to the final. In the event of a tie for the final lane in a semifinal or final round, tied competitors swim an additional head-to-head race to determine who advances. This is also known as a “”swim off””. Olympic swimming competition days generally contain two sessions: one for only preliminary heats, and a second for semifinals and finals. The exceptions are the first day of competition, which lacks a semifinal/final session, and the last day, which does not contain a heats session.

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American teen Kate Douglass sets the pace in 200m IM heat | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports

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  2. Congrats kate!! I had the pleasure of swimming against you at states and region ones, you smoked me by over a body length but it’s so cool I got to swim against an Olympian!!!

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  5. Suspecting China athletes are doping, they swim very well compared to past olympic considering swimming is not their strong suit…I wouldn’t put anything pass them

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  8. They should do this with the swimmers choosing when they swim a certain way as well, that wood be fun. That may be too confusing tho with swimmers forgetting what they did or didn't do

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  10. We stair are the board with our time on it to double check are times, minimum 3 times. Then you always check everyone else’s time to see how much you beat them by.

  11. P-E-L-H-A-M here giving a shout out to Mz. Kate… You're Grrrreat!!!! We're so Proud of You… you're giving the whole town Goosies (:goosebumps:)!! Your medal meet is tonight & Pelham will be rockin'! Having a cousin who missed the '72 Olympics in the butterfly, by the same time you made it by (2/100th of a second!), you've already accomplished the impossible dream!! Even if you come in dead last (& you Won't!;) you've done yourself & PELHAM Proud!! R-E-P-R-E-S-E-N-T!!
    Best of luck tonight… fly Kate, FLYYYY!!!!

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