4 x 200 Relay: 7 into 4 doesn’t go

It was the event with possibly the most expectation, and in the end by virtue of its relay implications was the only one that raised any significant disquiet in terms of the Olympic team selection. Mindful that they were taking the world champion men’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay to Rio Britain’s selectors opted to to keep their options wide open, selecting no fewer than 7 swimmers for that squad from which to perm a team of four.

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