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MEN’S 4X200M FREE RELAY –FINALS
2013 World Champion: USA – 7:01.72
World Record: 6:58.55 – USA – 2009
Championship Record: 6:58.55 – USA – 2009
GOLD: Great Britain – 7:04.33
SILVER: United States – 7:04.75
BRONZE: Australia – 7:05.34
The British relay of Dan Wallace, Robert Renwick, Calum Jarvis, and James Guy fought back from an early deficit to the United States, Russia, and Australia, overtaking all three squads on the final leg of the race for the Gold medal. James guy dove in for the final leg in fourth place and appeared to be fighting for bronze. As the race went on, however, he continued passed both the Australians and the Russians and continued to gain on the Americans. In the final 50, Guy passed Michael Weiss and got his hand on the wall first for a final time of 7:04.33. He had the fastest split of the day, brining the relay home in 1:44.74.
United States went with Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer, Reed Malone, and Michael Weiss, but they didn’t have enough to hold off Guy. Lochte and Dwyer both split 1:45’s while Malone and Weiss were 1:46’s.
The second fastest split of the day came from Germany’s Paul Biedermann. He was the only other swimmer to split under 1:45 with his time of 1:44.80.
GBR – 7:04.33
USA – 7:04.75
AUS – 7:05.34
RUS – 7:06.89
GER – 7:09.01
BEL – 7:09.64
NED – 7:09.75
POL – 7:10.34