World champion Daiya Seto misses 400 IM final in shocking upset | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports



Daiya Seto came in as the gold-medal favorite in the men’s 400 individual medley but failed to qualify for the final after finishing fifth in his heat. #NBCOlympics #Tokyo2020 #Swimming
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World champion Daiya Seto misses 400 IM final in shocking upset | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports

44 comments

  1. He was too worried about leaving his stamina for the final to swim his hardest. All he wanted to do was to make it to the final so he didn’t swim hard enough for the last 100m thinking he was ahead enough. I wonder if he didn’t watch the second group of semi final. 😫

  2. Never, never, never, never, EVER use your all your power IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE RACE! This is a LONG RACE! He got tired and unfortunately, he didn’t get what he wanted, he was doing great but he has to control his stamina and when to use it! You have to gradually go faster up until the end of the race!

    I understand how he feels though because he is in his own country which is hosting the olympics and he wanted to prove to everyone he is still a champion! I do feel for him

  3. How can he have triple citizenship when Japan doesn’t even allow dual citizenship? I think the announcer got something wrong.

  4. Hopefully, Japan isn't putting an extreme amount of pressure on her athletes, given Uchimura's and now Seto's miscues. Wishing their Olympic team all the best in body and mind and spirit.

  5. Wow .. AND SETO has the nerve to say he wants to destroy Phelps records in swimming 🏊🏼‍♂️😳😳😳😳😳.. Well you gotta make the finals first in order to have a CHANCE at that. Gotta give him his respect though because at the halfway mark he was at 1:58 while the slowest were at 2:02. He couldn't maintain that great lead he had. What a show they all put on for us ‼️‼️‼️‼️

  6. In his interview, Seto said he intentionally went slow at the end cause he wanted to save his energy for tomorrow. He thought he was guaranteed to win. What an idiot. Everyone in Japan is mad at him right now

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  8. I am surprised to see Sato's freeestyle swim where his head was raised so high, and his knee position was quite low, thus generating more surface area, or more drag during the swim.

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