Fanny Lecluyse was eliminated in the 100m breaststroke heats of the Olympic Games on Sunday at the Tokyo Aquatic Center. Lecluyse set the 17th fastest time overall in 1: 07.93, almost a second off his Belgium record (1: 06.97), placing fifth in his heat.
The sixteen fastest swimmers of the heats advance to the semi-finals, scheduled for Monday.
The 16th and final qualifier, Germany’s Anna Elendt, who was in Lecluyse’s heat, clocked 1: 06.96. The fastest of the series, South African Tatjana Schoenmaker set a new Olympic record in 1: 04.82, wiping American Lilly King (1: 04.93) off the shelves.
Lecluyse, 29, is playing his third Games. Both in London in 2012 (19th in the 200m breaststroke) and in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 (17th in the 200m breaststroke, 27th in the 100m breaststroke) she was eliminated in the playoffs. This year, the Dauphins Mouscronnois swimmer can aim for a 200m breaststroke final after finishing 7th at the Gwangju Worlds in 2019.