The 200m breaststroke is only hours away from starting and Team USA’s Lilly King looks to be the fan-favorite to place for a medal.
Between the United States and Australia, it’s been a dead heat in who will come out with more medals in the Olympic swimming events. But it looks like there will be a big Australia-shaped hole in the women’s 200m breaststroke final.
That’s right, the Aussies didn’t have a single swimmer qualify for this swimming event, leaving the podium up for grabs with teams like the U.S., Belgium, South Africa and Great Britain able to take a swing at getting a medal.
Broadcast and live stream info for the women’s 200m breaststroke final
Currently, Team USA has two swimmers representing themselves in the 200m final: Lilly King and Annie Lazor. King, who qualified with a time of 2:22:27 is obviously a favorite. But she didn’t qualify with the fastest time, that would actually go to South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker.
Schoenmaker finished with a time of 2:19:33 along with breaking Olympic Records in the 100m and 200m breaststroke earlier this week. If I had to make a decision on who King would go down to the wire would, I’d be confident in saying that it would be Schoenmaker.
The full live stream schedule for the Olympic swimming can be found on the NBC Olympic site.