Race Video: Men’s 4×100 Free Relay At 2016 European Championships


  • Monday, May 16th – Sunday, May 22nd
  • Prelims: 10:00 AM (London Time) / 5:00 AM (Eastern Time)
  • Finals: 6:00 PM (London Time) / 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
  • London Aquatics Center, London, UK
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As originally reported by Loretta Race:


  • France, 3:13.48
  • Italy, 3:14.29
  • Belgium, 3:14.30

A pedestrian opening leg by William Meynard was saved by French teammate Florent Manaudou, who took things up a notch with his 2nd leg. Meynard led out with a time of 49.67, well off Italy’s Luca Dotto who clocked a sound 48.03 to get his squad moving.

Manaudou unleashed a 47.64, however, to register the 2nd-fastest split of the entire field to give the Frenchmen a surge to the top of the podium.

Belgian anchor Pieter Timmers scorched a split of 47.37 to put his squad within .01 of a second of silver, settling instead for bronze. All eyes will be on Timmers now, to see if the 28-year-old can crank out a good time in the individual 100m freestyle and prove his contendibility in Rio in that event.

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4 years ago

Nice finish by Greece :PP lost a medal because of that…

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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