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With less than a few weeks to go Brazil 2016 is fast approaching and we are eagerly awaiting all the action. The Opening ceremonies will kick-off on the 4th August and swimming events will commence on the 6th August through to the 13th at the Aquatics Stadium in Barra Park. Marathon Swimming (open water) then takes place on August 15th and 16th at Fort Copacabana. Unibet will be offering competitive odds on the events so if you are planning on placing a bet on Brazil 2016 look no further.

Several countries will be taking part in the swimming events and athletes have taken part in special training to prepare themselves for the rigorous event.  There will be 26 individual and 6 relay events this year for both men and women -

  • 50m
  • 100m
  • 200m
  • 400m
  •  800m Freestyle (only for women)
  •  1500m Freestyle (only for men)
  • 100m and 200m backstroke
  • 100m and 200m breaststroke
  • 100m and 200m butterfly
  • 200m and 400m individual medley
  •  4x100m free relay
  • 4x200m free relay
  • 4x100m medley relay

We will have a full week packed with swimming events and we have prepared a daily preview for you so you can keep yourself up to date on what’s to come.

Brazil 2016 Swimming Schedule

Saturday, 6th August

Preliminary: Men’s 400m IM, Women’s 100m Fly, Men’s 400m Free, Women’s 400m Individual Medley, Men’s 100m Breast, Women’s 4 x 100m Free Relay

Semi-finals / Finals: Men’s 400m IM – Final, Women’s 100m Fly – Semifinal, Men’s 400m Free – Final, Women’s 400m IM – Final, Men’s 100m Breast – Semifinal, Women’s 4 x 100m Free Relay – Final

Look out for Hannah Miley who represented Great Britain in the world and European championships, as well as Scotland in the Commonwealth Games. She is a specialist in the individual medley and is a former World short-course champion, European champion, double Commonwealth champion (2010 and 2014), and double European short-course champion (2009 and 2012). This year Miley will be participating in the individual medley for Great Britain.

Ryan Lochte, who is an 11- time medallist of the games will be participating on behalf of the USA and he is a force to be reckoned with having won a total of 89 medals in various international swimming competitions. Lochte specializes in the backstroke and individual medley, but is also a freestyle and butterfly swimmer. He is noted for the speed and distance he attains while kicking underwater. Lochte is also known for his dominance in the short course format (25-yard and 25-meter long swimming pools)

The following are some odds for the main swimming events

MenWomen
100m100m
200m200m
200m breastroke200m breastroke
200m butterfly200m butterfly
200m backstroke200m backstroke

Sunday, 7th August

Preliminary: Women’s 100m Back, Men’s 200m Free, Women’s 100m Breast, Men’s 100m Back, Women’s 400m Free, Men’s 4 x 100m Free Relay

Semi-finals / Finals:

Women’s 100m Butterfly – Final, Men’s 200m Freestyle – Semifinal, Women’s 100m Breaststroke – Semi-final, Men’s 100m Breaststroke – Final, Women’s 400m Free – Final, Men’s 100m Backstroke – Semifinal, Women’s 100m Back – Semifinal, Men’s 4 x 100m Free Relay – Final

Adam Peaty will be representing Great Britain in the 100m Breaststroke. Peaty is the 2015 world champion, the 2014 and 2016 European champion, and 2014 Commonwealth champion in 100 metre breaststroke, the 2015 World champion and 2014 European champion in 50 metre breaststroke, part of the Great Britain team that won the mixed medley relay world title, and the world record holder as of 5 August 2015 in all three events. Adam is the first swimmer ever to win both sprint breaststroke events at the same World championships, and the most successful British swimmer in a single World Championships.

Gold medallist, and nine-time world champion Katie Ledecky will be swimming for the USA. Ledecky is currently the World Record holder in the women’s 400, 800, and 1500 meter freestyles, and has been in a league of her own in the distance events since London. In Rio, she’ll get a chance to go after her records in the 400 and 800, while adding to her list of accomplishments. Ledecky will also swim the women’s 200 free and the 4×200 free relay, with the possibility of being added to the 4×100 free relay if the coaches choose to do so.

Monday, 8th August

Preliminary: Women’s 200m Free, Men’s 200m Butterfly, Women’s 200m IM

Semi-finals / Finals: Women’s 200m Free – Semifinal, Men’s 200m Free – Final, Women’s 100m Backstroke – Final, Men’s 100m Backstroke – Final, Women’s 100m Breaststroke – Final, Men’s 200m Butterfly – Semifinal, Women’s 200m Individual Medley — Semifinal

James Guy who has represented Great Britain in the FINA world championships and European championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games will be representing Great Britain for the 200m & 400m Freestyle, 4x200m freestyle ‘team’ and the 4x100m medley relay ‘team’. James is European and World Junior Champion in the 4x200 and holds the Word Junior Record in those Events. Guy won the gold medal at the 200-metre freestyle event at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, by beating silver medallist Sun Yang of China by six hundredths of a second.

Tuesday, 9th August

Preliminary: Men’s 100m Free, Women’s 200m Butterfly, Men’s 200m Breaststroke, Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay

Semi-finals / Finals: Men’s 100m Freestyle – Semifinal, Women’s 200m Freestyle – Final, Men’s 200m butterfly – Final, Women’s 200m Butterfly – Semifinal, Men’s 200m Breaststroke – Semifinal, Women’s 200m Individual Medley – Final, Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay – Final

Femke Heemskerk will be taking part and she is representing the Netherlands. The Dutch swimmer mainly specialises in freestyle but she also has a strong backstroke and medley making her a triple threat. Heemskerk is the owner of five national records, two in long course, 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley, and three in short course, 200m freestyle, 200m backstroke and 200m individual medley and she also holds several other medals as part of the Ducth team. Heemskerk is definitely one to watch and we are currently offering odds at 30/1 for her to win the 100m Freestyle.

Wednesday, 10th August

Preliminary: Women’s 100m Free, Men’s 200m Backstroke, Women’s 200m Breaststroke, Men’s 200m Individual Medley, Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay

Semi-finals / Finals: Men’s 200m Breaststroke – Final, Women’s 100m Freestyle – Semifinal, Men’s 200m Backstroke – Semifinal, Women’s 200m Butterfly – Final, Men’s 100m Freestyle – Final, Women’s 200m Breaststroke – Semifinal, Men’s 200m Individual Medley – Semifinal, Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay – Final

Shen Duo who has only participated in the junior games will be representing China.  Shen currently holds three world junior records each in the 100 m freestyle, the 400 m medley relay, and the mixed 400 m freestyle relay, and also pocketed a total of nine gold medals to her career hardware in two major meets at the peak of 2014 season. Shen Duo is considered to be one of the most favourable swimmers in the international scene and we are offering odds on Shen to win the 100m freestyle or place in the top three.

Cameron McEvoy will also be participating on behalf of Australia and going for Gold in the 100m Freestyle. We currently have odds on Cameron McEvoy at 7/20 to win the 100m Freestyle. Cameron nicknamed ‘’The Professor’’ took part in the 2011 World Junior Championships  won gold medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle, and a bronze in the 200m freestyle. He has also won a number of other medals and prestigious events including the gold medal in the 100-metre freestyle during the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships and 6 other medals at the Commonwealth Games that same year. He is one to watch.

Thursday, 11th August

Preliminary: Men’s 50m Free, Women’s 800m Free, Men’s 100m Fly, Women’s 200m Backstroke

Semi-finals / Finals: Men’s 50m Free – Semifinal, Women’s 200m Breast – Final, Men’s 200m Backstroke – Final, Women’s 200m Backstroke – Semifinal, Men’s 200m Individual Medley – Final, Women’s 100m Freestyle – Final, Men’s 100m Fly – Semifinal

Michael Phelps who is still the world-record holder for the 100m butterfly 200m butterfly 400m individual medley, the 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle relays, the greatest swimmer of them all has set himself one final challenge at Rio 2016 and will be participating on behalf of the USA although he is adamant it will be his last. Phelps began to forge his legend at the age of 15, when he finished fifth in the 200m butterfly final at Sydney 2000.

Friday, 12th August

Preliminary: Women’s 50m Free, Men’s 1500m Free, Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay, Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay

Semi-finals / Finals: Women’s 200m Backstroke – Final, Men’s 100m butterfly – Final, Women’s 800m Freestyle – Final, Men’s 50m Freestyle – Final, Women’s 50m Freestyle – Semifinal

Jazmin Carlin will be representing Great Britain in the 400m & 800m freestyle as well as the 2x200m freestyle relay ‘team’. In the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Carlin won a gold medal in the 800m freestyle and a silver in the 400m freestyle. She was the first Welsh female swimmer to win a Commonwealth title since 1974.

Saturday, 13th August

Finals: Women’s 50m Free – Final, Men’s 1500m Free – Final, Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay – Final, Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay – Final

So the Brazil 2016 is one of the most anticipated events and with gruelling schedules and disciplined athletes such as these we can see why there is such a commotion, so in celebration of the games we will be offering a number of promotions as well as competitive odds on swimming and other major sports during the games.

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