Olympic Swimming 2012, 400-Meter IM: Predictions for Saturday's Race

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Olympic Swimming 2012, 400-Meter IM: Predictions for Saturday's Race
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The 400-meter individual medley relay is swimming's most difficult race to win. You not only need to have endurance, but you also need to have technical ability to swim well at four different strokes. This is swimming's version of the decathlon. Typically, a swimmer needs to be the best in the world at one or two strokes of the medley to have a chance at winning.

Following are predictions of how the race will turn out.

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