American 400 Medley Relay DQed Due To Multiple Fly Kicks From Miller


After initially touching 2nd in the men’s 4×100 medley relay, the American team of Jacob PebleyCody MillerTom Shields and Blake Pieroni was disqualified. The Russians won gold, and the disqualification moved the Australians up to silver and Japan into bronze.

Moments later, it was announced that the reason for the disqualification was the American breaststroker taking two fly kicks on the pullout at the 75m wall of his leg. That was Miller, who turned in a split of 56.46 prior to the disqualification.

That ultimately ends a disappointing week for the American men’s relays in particular, earning zero gold medals. The Russians swept all five. Miller initially moved the Americans into 2nd, and Shields’ leg of 48.39 on fly moved them into the lead. Vladimir Morozov‘s 45.58 split on freestyle outdid Pieroni and won them the gold in 3:21.17.

Miller has been disqualified for this infraction in the past while swimming in the NCAA for the Indiana Hoosiers, but this is the first time he’s been disqualified for it in major international competition.

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I’ve got my popcorn ready


I was disappointed that no one had posted the picture of Michael Jackson eating popcorn yet, but Bo was close enough.

Steve Nolan

Give me the all the #hottakes. Put ’em right into my veins.

samuel huntington

didn’t see this one coming…


So inspiring to younger swimmers! If you’re not talented, just cheat your way into an Olympic medal!


Ben Johnson, Marion Jones, and others in track have Cody Miller way beat. Not to mention Milli Vanilli.

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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