2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES
- When: Pool swimming: Saturday, July 24 – Sunday, August 1, 2021
- Open Water swimming: Wednesday, August 4 – Thursday, August 5, 2021
- Where: Olympic Aquatics Centre / Tokyo, Japan
- Heats: 7 PM / Semifinals & Finals: 10:30 AM (Local time)
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The men’s medley relay capped off a week’s worth of stellar swimming here at these 2020 Olympic Games and the hard-fought battle to the wall did not disappoint.
The Americans ultimately took the gold medal in a time of 3:26.78, downing the World Record in the process. Behind them was Great Britain, who touched in a result of 3:27.51 while Italy wrangled up bronze in 3:29.17.
As consolation for Great Britain settling for runners-up in this event, the combination of Luke Greenbank, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott scored a new European Record, dismantling the previous mark of 3:28.10 the nation put up at the 2019 FINA World Championships.
There in Gwangju en route to gold, the same foursome was in the water, with the split comparisons between that swim and tonight’s as follows:
Previous European Record – 3:28.10
Greenbank – 53.95
Peaty – 57.20
Guy – 50.81
Scott – 46.14
New European Record – 3:27.51
Greenbank – 53.63
Peaty – 56.63
Guy – 50.27
Scott – 47.08
In today’s race, Peaty once again had the quickest breaststroke split of the field, while Guy’s leg sat only slower to America’s Caeleb Dressel who scorched a massive 49.03.
Tonight’s performance notches Great Britain’s 3rd Olympic relay medal here after the nation already earned 4x200m free relay and 4x100m mixed medley relay gold.