Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions - Michael McGlynn (South Africa)

Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions – Michael McGlynn (South Africa)

About

Michael McGlynn (born 1 February 2000) is a swimmer who competes internationally for South Africa. His last result is the 11th place for the men’s 10 km open water during the Olympic Games – Qualification Tournament Marathon Swim 2021. He competes in 10 km open water, 1500 m freestyle, 5 km open water and 800 m freestyle.

He finished 2nd in the aQuellé Midmar Mile in South Africa on 10 February 2019.
He won the 5 km race at the 2019 South African Open Water Swimming Championships in Jeffreys Bay.

He won the aQuellé Midmar Mile in South Africa on 9 February 2020.

He competed in the FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Setúbal Bay, Portugal on 19 June 2021 and qualified for the 2020 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Tokyo.

Date of Birth
01 Feb 2000

Height (cm)

Gender
Male

City and Country Of Residence
South Africa

Languages Spoken
English

Name Of Coach
Alistar Hatfield

Tokyo Olympic Games – Marathon Swim Predictions: “Expect the Unexpected”

WOWSA expects the unexpected at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Both the men’s and women’s races will be extremely close in the very flat – very warm-water, extremely humid and tightly-packed conditions.

It is anyone’s guess what will happen in the women’s race on August 4th and the men’s race on August 5th. Who will win gold? Who will finish in the Top 10? Will anyone have to quarantine or be prevented from swimming due to COVID-19 regulations?

No one knows. But WOWSA based its bold predictions on the track records of the world’s fastest marathon swimmers combined other intangibles, tendencies and tactics of each Olympic athlete.

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