Reported by James Sutherland.
MEN’S 4×200 FREE RELAY FINAL
- World Record (WR): 6:58.55 – USA, 2009
- World Junior Record (WJ): 7:10.95 – HUN, 2017
- European Record (ER): 6:59.15 – RUS, 2010
- European Junior Record (EJ): 7:10.95 – HUN, 2017
Championship Record (CR): 7:06.71 – RUS, 2010
- Great Britain, 7:05.32
- Russia, 7:06.66
- Italy, 7:07.58
A close race between Great Britain and Russia was sealed by James Guy as he anchored in 1:45.60 to give the Brits the win in a new Championship Record of 7:05.32. Duncan Scott gave them the lead with a 1:45.48 2nd leg, and Thomas Dean (1:47.07) maintained the lead over Danila Izotov (1:46.86) heading into the anchor before Guy closed the show.
Russia had all four men split 1:46, with anchor Mikhail Dovgalyuk their fastest in 1:46.18 as they also slid under the previous meet record in 7:06.66.
The Italians were in the mix the whole way, with Filippo Megli (1:45.44) throwing down the fastest split in the field (swimming 2nd) as they took bronze in 7:07.58. Germany had an impressive 1:45.94 anchor from Jacob Heidtmann as they took a clear 4th in 7:09.31.