Great Britain Scorches European Record En Route To Men’s Medley Relay Silver

2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

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.

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Yup
1 month ago

And the US broke the World Record en route to gold………………………….

Bill
1 month ago

Incredible way to end the meet.

Cornbread
1 month ago

“Scorched” is a little bit generous for second place ngl

Curious swimmer
Reply to  Cornbread
1 month ago

It’s about breaking the ER…. Not placing

Troyy
1 month ago

Peaty’s split in the article is wrong. It was 56.53 and the fastest of all time ahead of his 56.59 from Rio.

Mark
1 month ago

Well done GB excellent meet. Great performance from the Americans with a WR – Top stuff.

Virtus
1 month ago

Crazy that gb can still go that time with a 53 high back split

Relay Enthusiast
Reply to  Virtus
1 month ago

Yeah if GB just had a 52.8 backstroker they’d have been in the 3:26’s. Liam Tancock and Chris Walker-Hebborn used to go those times but they’ve retired. 10 years ago we only had a good backstroker now it’s the only thing we don’t have.

If Liam Tancock was 10 years younger we’d have won the gold. Wishful thinking but still.

Huh
1 month ago

I thought only golds matter? Why even mention second place?

Last edited 1 month ago by Huh

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