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Serbian Swimming Team at the
 31st Olympic Games - Rio 2016
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 Rio De Janeiro, Brasil, Olympic Aquatics Center - 50 m pool, August 06 - August 13, 2016
Rio De Janeiro

This page covers all activities of the Swimming participants of Serbia at the 31st Olympic Games - Rio 2016


August 13, 2016............................................................................................................................
DAY-8 - USA Men's Medley Relay - last new OR in Rio...
(Rio de Janeiro, BRA) -  Within the last day of the Swimming competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the USA Men's Relay set the new and the last OR. In front of Great Britain and Australia with the time of 3:27.95 USA team (Ryan Murphy, Michael Phelps, Cody Miller and Nathan Adrian) confirmed the Olympic and the world domination not only in the individual events but also in relays. Beside that, on the last day, more three finals were concluded. In the W 50 freestyle Pernille Blume (DEN) won and earned gold medal in 24.07. In the M 1500 freestyle Italian pearl Gregorio Paltrinieri earned gold with the time of 14:34.57. In the Women's 4 x 100 Medley Relay, in front of Australia and Denmark, USA team (Kathleen Baker, Lily King, Dana Vollmer & Simone Manuel) won in 3:53.13.  Finally, list of the Gold Olympic medalists is as follows: USA (15); AUS (3); HUN (3); JPN (2). One gold each earned: CAN, DEN, SWE, ESP, ITA, GBR, KAZ, SIN and CHN. Individually, Michael Phelps earned 5 gold medals and one silver. Good bye Rio. Welcome Tokyo 2020!
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Find out the full Official Day-8 Results... 
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.Slide show from the last discipline of the swimming competition at the Rio 2016...



August 12, 2016............................................................................................................................
DAY-7 - K.Ledecky (USA) new WR/OR, Schooling (SIN) new OR ...
K.Ledecky
(Rio de Janeiro, BRA) -  Within Day-7 of the Rio Olympic Games in the afternoon preliminaries, four new disciplines were swum (W 50 free, M 1500 free, W 4x100 Medley and M 4x100 Medley relay).  The highest positions for the evening semi-finals and finals are caught by the next participants: in the W 50 freestyle by Pernille Blume (DEN) - 24.23, in the M 1500 freestyle by Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) - 14.44.51; in the W 4x100 Medley Relay by the USA Team (3:54.67) and in the M 4x100 Medley Relay by the GBR Team (3:30.47).
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Within the evening semis and finals Katie Ledecky (USA) in the W 800 free final set new WR/OR  with the time of 8:04.79). In the M 100 fly Joseph Schooling (SIN) with a new OR beats Phelps, LeClos and Cseh in 50.39 (all of them with the same time of 51.14). Beside J.Schooling, the new Olympic champions became this evening: in the W 200 back Madeline Dirado (USA) - 2:05.99 and in the M 50 free Antony Ervin (USA) -21.40. 
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Find out the full Official Day-7 Results... 
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.Katie Ledecky (USA) - new World Record in the W 800 free....



August 11, 2016............................................................................................................................
DAY-6 - Manuel and Ledecky (USA), new ORs in prelims & finals...
S.Manuel
(Rio de Janeiro, BRA) -  Within Day-6 of the Rio Games in the in the afternoon preliminaries, three new disciplines were swum. In the W 800 free Katie Ledecky (USA) set  new OR (8:12.86). The top positions for the evening SFs and finals were earned also in the M 50 free by Andriy Govorov (UKR) - 21.49, in the M 100 fly by Joseph Schooling (SIN) - 51.41 and in the W 200 back by 'Iron Lady' Katinka Hosszu (HUN)- 2:06.09.. 
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In the in the evening semis and finals, another one OR is set. In the W 100 free final Simone Manuel (USA) earned gold medal and new OR standard with the time of 52.70. Beside her, new Olympic champions became this night: in the W 200 breast Rie Kaneto (JPN) - 2:20.30; in the M 200 IM Michael Phelps (USA) - 1:54.66 and in the M 200 back Ryan Murphy (USA) - 1:53.62.
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Find out the full Official Day-6 Results... 
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.S.Manuel (USA) - new Olympic Champion in the W 100 free at the Rio 2016....



August 10, 2016............................................................................................................................
DAY-5 - Campbell (AUS) - Two new ORs  in the W 100 Free...
C.Campbell
(Rio de Janeiro, BRA) -  Within Day-5 of the Rio Games in the afternoon prelims, five new swimming disciplines were swum (W 100 free, M 200 back, W 200 breast, M 200 IM and W 4x200 free). In the W 100 free world record holder Cate Campbell (AUS) set a new OR (52.78). Top positions for the Semi Finals were earned by Evgeny Rylov (RUS) in the M 100 back 91:55.02); Rikke Moller Pedersen (DEN) in the W 200 breast (2:22.72), Ryan Lochte (USA) in the M 200 IM (1:57.38) and the USA team in the W 4x200free (7:47.77).
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In the evening, within the semifinals of the W 100 free, Cate Campbell (AUS) set her second new OR (52.71). New Olympic champions became: in the M 200 breast Dimitriy Balandin (KAZ) - 2:07.46; in the W 200 fly Mireia Belmonte - Garcia (2:04.85), in the M 100 free Kyle Chalmers (AUS) - 47.58 and in the W 4x200 free relay USA Team (7:43.03).
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Find out the full Official Day-5 Results... 
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.C.Campbell (AUS)  - in prelims and SFs, two new Olympic Records in the W 100 free....



August 09, 2016............................................................................................................................
DAY-4 - Velja Stjepanovic - 32nd in the M 100 Free prelims...
V.Stjepanovic
(Rio de Janeiro, BRA) - Within Day-4 of the Olympic Games in Rio, in the evening semifinals and finals, 2 new ORs were set. In the M 200 breast semi-finals, Ippei Watanabe (JPN) broke OR with the time of 2:07.22 while in the W 200 IM final Katinka Hosszu (HUN) the second one - 2:06.58. New Olympic champions became beside Hosszu also Katie Ledecky (USA) in the W 200 free (1:53.73), Michael Phelps (USA) in the M 200 fly (1:53.36) and the USA team in the M 4x200 freestyle relay (7:00.66). 
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From the Serbian swimming squad, Velimir Stjepanovic in the M 100 free prelims ranked 32nd of 59 athletes with the time of 49.24. This was the last event of the participants from Serbia, so in the coming up reports, we'll follow up top achievements from the Rio 2016 
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Find out the full Official Day-4 Results... 
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.V.Stjepanovic (SRB)  - finished today his overall participation in the Rio 2016....

Serbs on Day - 4  Afternoon Qualifications 

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Velimir Stjepanovic (1993)  100 m Free Men  0:48.50  0:49.24  32nd of 59 athletes



August 08, 2016............................................................................................................................
DAY-3 - Katarina Simonovic 30th, Anja Crevar 27th...
K.Simonovic
(Rio de Janeiro, BRA) - Within Day-3 in the afternoon qualifications, 3 new disciplines were swum (W 200 free, M 200 fly and W 200 IM). One new OR was set by Katinka Husszu (HUN) in the W 200 IM (2:07.45). In the evening semis and finals, more two ORs appeared: in the W 100 breast final, Lillia King (USA) - 1:04.93 and in the M 100 back final Ryan Murphy (USA) - 51.97. New Olympic champions became: in the M 200 free Yang Sun (CHN) gold medal (1:44.65) and in  the W 100 back Katinka Hosszu (HUN) - 58.45...
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From the Serbian swim squad, Katarina Kat Simonovic in the W 200 free prelims (from the heat 2 lane 4) did not earn the position for the semi finals finishing the race as 30th of 42 competitors (2:00.06), while in the W 200 Ind.Medley prelims Anja Crevar ranked 27th of 39 competitors with the time of 2:15.33. 
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Find out the full Official Day-3 Results... 
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.Katarina Simonovic - unfortunately had a hapless performance in the 200 free....

Serbs on Day - 3  Afternoon Qualifications 

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Katarina Simonovic (1994)  200 m Free Women  1:58.87  2:00.06  30th of 42 athletes
 Anja Crevar (2000)  200 m IM Women  2:15.92  2:15.33  27th of 39



August 07, 2016............................................................................................................................
DAY-2 - V.Stjepanovic earned 200 free SFs, Simonovic 23rd...
V.Stjepanovic
(Rio de Janeiro, BRA) - Within Day-2 of the swimming tournament at the 31st  Olympic Games in the afternoon heats, 6 new disciplines were swum (W 100 back, M 200 free, W 100 breast, M 100 back, W 400 free and M 4x100 free relay). One new OR was set by Katie Ledecky (USA) in the W 400 free (3:58.71). Also, worthy times could be seen in prelims such as K. Baker (USA) in the W 100 back (58.84); Yang Sun (CHN) in the M 200 free (1:45.75); C.Lacourt (FRA) in the M 100 back (52.96), Lillia King (USA) in the W 100 breast (1:05.78), etc... Within  the evening finals, Sarah Sjostorm (SWE) set the new WR/OR in the W 100 fly final (55.48), Adam Peaty (GBR) in the M 100 breast new WR/OR (57.13) and Katie Ledecky (USA) in the W 400 free (3:56.46)...
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From the Serbian swim squad, Velimir Stjepanovic in the M 200 free prelims (from the heat 6 lane 6) earned the position in semi finals finishing the race as 10th of 47 competitors (1:46.64), while in the W 400 free prelims Katarina Kat Simonovic placed 23rd (4:15.57). In the evening M 200 free SF, Velimir Stjepanovic ranked 13th (1:47.28)
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Find out the full Official Day-2 Results... 
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.Velimir Stjepanovic - unfortunately did not succeed to find himself in the 200 free final.

Serbs on Day - 2  Afternoon Qualifications & Evening Semis/Finals 

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Velimir Stjepanovic (1993)  200 m Free Men S.Finals  1:46.64  1:47.28  13th of 16 athletes
 Velimir Stjepanovic (1993)  200 m Free Men  1:46.04  1:46.64  10th of 47 athletes
 Katarina Simonovic (1994)  400 m Free Women  4:13.73  4:15.57  23rd of 32



August 06, 2016............................................................................................................................
DAY-1 - V.Stjepanovic 14th, A.Crevar 20th and C.Siladji 26th...
Rio-Day-1
(Rio de Janeiro, BRA) - The swimming competition started today at the Aquatic Center. Within the afternoon (Central European Time) qualifications the next disciplines were in the program: M 400 IM, W 100 fly, W 100 breast, M 400 free, W 400 IM, M 100 breast, W 4x100 free relay. In the M 100 breast heats, Adam Peaty (GBR) set the new WR with the time of 57.55... New OR is set in the W 4x100 free by the Australia relay (3:32.39). In the evening finals, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) set new WR in the W 400 IM (4:26.36) while AUS in the W 4x100 free new WR with the time of 3:30.65.
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Three Serbian competitors started the Olympic Games on the Day-1 heats. In the M 400 free (from the heat 7 lane 8), Velimir Stjepanovic placed 14th of 50 athletes with the time of 3:46.78. In the W 400 Ind.Medley Anja Crevar (from the heat 2 lane 2) with the time of 4:43.19 placed 20th. In the M 100 breast as 26th of 46 athletes Caba Siladji (from the heat 5 lane 2) finished  the participation in Rio with the time of 1:00.78... 
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Find out the full Official Day-1 Results... 
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.Velimir Stjepanovic - lane 8 at the start of the M 400 free qualifying race...

Serbs on Day - 1  Afternoon Qualifications

 SRB competitor  Event  Entered time  Result   Rank 
 Velimir Stjepanovic (1993)  400 m Free Men  3:46.72  3:46.78  14th of 50 athletes
 Anja Crevar (2000)  400 m IM Women  4:43.36  4:43.19  20th of 33
 Caba Siladji (1990)  100 m Breast Men  0:59.79  1:00.76  26th of 46



August 05, 2016............................................................................................................................
Two world legends met in the Olympic village...
Rio De Janeiro
(Rio de Janeiro, BRA) - Marvelous contact has been held in the Rio 2016 village yesterday. American and the world swim superstar Michael Phelps plucked up his courage to get a picture taken with 12-time Grand Slam tennis champion Novak Djokovic.
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Phelps, the owner of 22 Olympic medals including 18 golds, is usually the man inspiring awe among his fellow athletes. But when he bumped into the Serbian star — who completed the career Grand Slam at the French Open earlier this year — it was Phelps who wanted to commemorate the moment. “I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s Djokovic,” Phelps said, adding, “You give each other the nod and the smile, and I was like ‘I’m saying hi. I don’t care, I’m saying hi to him.’ “He’s super-nice, super-down to earth. Easy to talk to. It was something that was cool. I’ve watched so many of his matches on TV, he’s had a lot of epic ones,” the swimming legend said.
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Read the full article in the Deccan Chronicle...
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.Authentic image taken in the unexpected moment in the Olympic village...



August 04, 2016............................................................................................................................
Serbian flag raised at the stand in the Olympic village...
(Rio de Janeiro, BRA) - Day before the start of the 31st Olympic Games, organized by the National Olympic committe of Serbia, the national flag is lifted up on the stand in front of the SRB pavilion.  Led the ceremony, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic expressed the hopes for more medals at this Games in comparasion to the previous one in London. Beside Vlade Divac, Head of the Serbian NOC, many top stars extend their hopes regarding the medals, such as Novak Djokovic, Jelena Jankovic, Basketball team, Water Polo as well and the like... After the ceremony ended, President Nikolic with his wife visited the facilities in the Olympic village and had some talks with the athletes that already have arrived Rio
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Overall 103 athletes in 14 sport disciplines will compete and represent Serbia at the Rio 2016 (45 women and 58 men): Basketball, Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Swimming, Water Polo, Wrestling, Shooting, Rowing, Judo, Cycling, Canoeing and Athletics. This will be the nation's fourth appearance at the Summer Olympics as an independent nation. 
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. Few images from today's charm ceremony in the Olympic village...
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August 03, 2016............................................................................................................................
Serbian stars at the latest polishing prior to the start...
Uberlandia
(Uberlandia, BRA) - Regarding the chance for the pre-games training camps allowed by the organizers, Serbian stars Velimir Stjepanovic and Caba Siladji used to stay in the City of Uberlândia - state of Minas Gerais (Southeast Region of Brazil). Fantastic conditions for the alcimatization, latest actions and producing top brilliance prior to the start at the Aquatic Stadium in Rio De Janeiro, our athletes and the coaching staff use them in a quality way. 
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Uberlândia is located 845 km from Rio de Janeiro. The city has a population of 604,013 inhabitants and sits at an average altitude of 863 m above sea level. The most notable of its natural attractions include its ecological parks, which, together add up to approximately 2.8 million square meters of green area. Among many others, Serbian stars use to have preparations at the pools of the Paraia Club. Founded in 1935, Praia Club has infrastructure for training Basketball, Football, Judo, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball, as well as having experience in hosting national sports events. It has also two gyms, outdoor swimming pool, a room for judo, a natural grass field, rooms for strength and conditioning, first aid, physiotherapy and massage, as well as the sauna and steam rooms. There is also a restaurant and snack shop. 
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Best wishes for the top positions at the Rio Olympic Games 2016, to all SRB athletes !!!
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.V.Stjepanovic (left) and Caba Siladji at the end of the mid day training in Uberlandia...
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August 02, 2016............................................................................................................................
Unbelievable conditions at the Rio Aquatics Stadium...
Rio Aquatics Pool
(Rio de Janeiro, BRA) - The pool is ready for the new world and the Olympic records. On April 08, the organisers of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro unveiled the Olympic Aquatic Stadium. The sports complex, which will host swimming and water polo, has been built using so called “nomadic architecture” techniques that will allow it to be taken down and rebuilt into two smaller aquatic centres after the Games would be over. Two pools are featured in the stadium - one for competitions and one for training. Each has a total capacity of 3.7 million litres of water. Seating surrounds the competition pool. The front row seats are as close as 10 m from the pool, giving spectators a spectacular view of all the  action. A unique water  filtration system has been incorporated into the stadium that will reduce the use of chemicals by 25%. Temperature wise, the water will be kept between 25 and 28 degrees C as advised by aquatic sport’s global governing body FINA. 
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As with the Future Arena, the Aquatic Stadium will be dismantled and reused since the  Games have been completed. Its parts will be used in the construction of two aquatics centres. One will feature a 50 metre covered pool with capacity for 6,000 people. The other will also feature a 50 metre pool with a total capacity of 3,000.
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.The Aquatics Stadium - host pool of the swimming events in Rio... (Ph by R.S. Camra)
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 August 01, 2016............................................................................................................................
The Schedule of the Swimming Events in Rio...
(Rio de Janeiro, BRA) - Just two days stay left until the start of the Summer Olympic Games 2016, the main global sport competition for every athletes. A record number of countries are participating in a record number of sports. 11,239 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), including first time entrants Kosovo and South Sudan, are scheduled to take part. The swimming competitions at the 2016 Olympics are scheduled to take place from 6 to 13 August at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. Similar to the program's format in 2012, the swimming features a total of 32 events (16 each for men and women).
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The swimming program schedule will occur in two segments. For the pool events, prelims are held in the afternoon, followed by the semifinals and final in the evening-night session. The dates in the table are for August 2016.
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 August 01, 2016...........................................................................................................................................
The Serbin Swimming Squad for the Rio Olympics 2016...
  (Belgrade, SRB) - The final roster of the Serbian swimming team for the upcoming 31st Olympic Games - Rio 2016 is defined by the Serbian Swimming Federation and the National Olympic Committee under the criteria of the Fina. Due to the Fina rules, the time standards consist of two types: an "Olympic Qualifying Time" (OQT) and an "Olympic Selection time" (OST). Each country was able to enter up to two swimmers per event, provided both swimmers met the (faster) qualifying time. A country was able to enter one swimmer per event that met the invitation standard. Any swimmer who met the "qualifying" time was entered in the event for the Games; a swimmer meeting the "invitation" standard was eligible for entry, and their entry was allotted/filled in by ranking
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  The national squd of Serbia for the Olympic Games will be consisted of the next four participants:  Caba Siladji (in the men's 100 breast), Velimir Stjepanovic (in the men's 100, 200 and 400 freestyle), Katarina Kat Simonovic  (in the women's 200 and 400 freestyle) and Anja Crevar (in the women's 200 and 400 Ind. Medley).

V.Stjepanovic
C.Siladji
K.Simonovic
A.Crevar
Stjepanovic
Siladji
Simonovic
Crevar
Velimir (1993)
Caba (1990)
Katarina (1994)
Anja (2000)
SC Partizan, Belgrade
SC Tamis, Pancevo
SC Proleter, Zrenjanin
SC Dinamo, Pancevo


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