Watch The Men’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay With Phelps’ Best Turn Ever

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

To watch the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay, click the links below:

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The gold medal in the highly anticipated men’s 4×100 freestyle relay went to the American foursome of Caeleb Dressel, Michael Phelps, Ryan Held and Nathan Adrian last night at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio.

The squad proved to be just the right combination for the stars n’ stripes to hold off the likes of archrival France and ever-present competitor Australia, finally stopping the clock in 3:09.92 to stand atop the podium. The splits for each of the instrumental Americans are below.

GOLD: UNITED STATES – 3:09.92

Caeleb Dressel – 48.10
Michael Phelps – 47.12
Ryan Held – 47.73
Nathan Adrian – 46.97

Of note for Phelps in particular, the man threw down his fastest split ever. At 31 years of age and the fact that he’s at his 5th Olympic Games speaks to what kind of statement swim the most decorated Olympian of all time threw down last night.

Within that statement swim was a monster turn, one that saw him enter the wall slightly behind France’s Fabien Gilot, but resulted in the ‘GOAT’ well out in front due to his perfectly-timed flip, powerful push and enormous underwater.

In fact, Phelps’ longtime coach Bob Bowman told Yahoo Sports, “[That’s] probably the best turn that’s ever been done underwater. That was a serious turn.”

Catch Michael Phelps in action today as he swims his first individual event, prelims of the men’s 200m butterfly.

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SLab
5 years ago
Braden Keith(@braden)
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Reply to  SLab
5 years ago

Thanks!

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  SLab
5 years ago

Doesn’t work in Belgium !!! just saying that they blocked the rights to be seen around here

Bob
5 years ago

The last turn of the 400 IM finals at 2008 Olympic Trials was his best turn ever.

Bob
Reply to  Bob
5 years ago

Wrong that was his best turn ever.

Swim2win
Reply to  Bob
5 years ago

Don’t forget the last turn of the 200 free at the 2008 Olympics, he’s said it himself arguably one of his best races ever

JJP
5 years ago
Braden Keith(@braden)
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Reply to  JJP
5 years ago

Thanks!

Andrey
5 years ago
Braden Keith(@braden)
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Reply to  Andrey
5 years ago

Thanks!

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Andrey
5 years ago

Blocked in Belgium – thats weird

Greg Shaw
5 years ago

It is even more impressive to see the turn from above the water as was on NBC last night. Anyone have that?

Phelpone
5 years ago

This Phelps maybe could win 200 free if was in the contest. I expect monster time in the relay

Uberfan
Reply to  Phelpone
5 years ago

I wouldn’t say that he could win but he could contend

M L
Reply to  Phelpone
5 years ago

I think MP will sit out the 4×200. Yes, he could go at least a 1:44. But the U.S. doesn’t need him to win, and he needs to conserve energy for his other races.

HypeTrain
5 years ago

Presented without comment Samuel Jacksons tweet…. https://twitter.com/samuelljackson/status/762482934892810241

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  HypeTrain
5 years ago

Samuel was on fire as well – what a fan

Eouai
5 years ago

Thanks for the links!

Although, all these regional restrictions are getting so old. Even using a VPN, it still bugs me. NBC – you don’t own me just because I happen to live in a specific location. Offer a good product – and I’ll choose to purchase my feed through you. Offer a poor product, and I’ll choose a competitor.

Ok, rant off. Time to re-watch some relays =)

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