Aug. 1, 2012
LONDON, England – Former Georgia Tech swimmer Gal Nevo clinched a spot in the 200m IM semifinals Wednesday morning at the 2012 London Olympic Games, and the two-time Olympian swims tonight in prime time on NBC.
The semifinals of the 200m IM will occur at approximately 3:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday (Aug. 1), but will be shown on NBC during its prime time coverage tonight between 8 p.m. and midnight ET. Nevo is seeded in the first of two heats, and swims in Lane 7. USA swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are also in Nevo’s heat, in Lanes 5 and 4, respectively.
The 200m IM is the third and final event on Nevo’s Olympics schedule. He claimed a 10th-place finish in the 400m IM, putting down a time of 4:14.77, but missing qualification to the finals by 1.44 seconds. In the 200m fly, Nevo won his heat, but his time of 1:59.88 did not advance him to the semifinals.
Nevo was joined in London by current Georgia Tech swimmer Andrew Chetcuti. The rising sophomore was representing his native country of Malta, and swam the 100m free. Chetcuti posted a time of 51.67, which placed him 39th overall in the field of 56 swimmers. He was third in his heat, but did not advance to the semifinals.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Nevo advanced to the semifinals of the 200m IM and placed 13th with a time of 2:00.43. In the 400m IM, he clocked in at 4:14.03, which was good for 11th overall.