4 x 200-meter freestyle relay
East Germany's world record of 7:55.47 has stood since 1987.
4 x 100-meter medley relay
This race could yield Jenny Thompson's ninth career Olympic gold—all in relays.
U.S. OUTLOOK: Russian emigrant Anna Kozlova was fourth in duet at the last two Games with different partners. She now teams with Alison Bartosik; the pair placed fourth at the 2003 worlds. The U.S. team was fifth in 2000 after winning in 1996.
[Gold]Davydova & Ermakova, Russia
[Silver]Tachibana & Takeda, Japan
[Bronze]Mengual & Tirados, Spain
Tachibana and Takeda would be the first in the sport to win four Olympic medals.
The Russians are defending world and Olympic champions.