2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Swimming: August 6-13
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
- Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m PST/EST (1:00 p.m local), Finals – 6:00 p.m/9:00 p.m PST/EST (10:00 p.m local)
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- Schedule & Results
- Live Stream (NBC)
Reported by Mitch Bowmile.
Watch the 2016 Olympic final of the men’s 4 x 100 medley relay:
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MEN’S 4X100M MEDLEY RELAY FINAL
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Top Seed: 3:30.47 – Great Britain
World Record: 3:27-28 (2009) – USA
Olympic Record: 3:29.34 (2008) – USA
2012 Olympic Champion: 3:29.35 – USA
In the final sendoff for the greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps was golden once more, adding to his already impressive repertoire with a fifth gold at these games and his 23rd Olympic gold of all time.
Led-off by Ryan Murphy, the Americans were out fast. Murphy broke the individual world record in the men’s 100m backstroke on the leadoff, touching first in a time of 51.85.
After the breaststroke leg the British took the leads, but Phelps turned things around to put the Americans back in first as Nathan Adrian dove in to close things.
Great Britain picked up the silver, and Australia the third after the Chinese team was disqualified for their relay takeover.
- United States – 3:27.95 (Olympic Record)
- Great Britain – 3:29.24
- Australia – 3:29.93
- Russia – 3:31.30
- Japan – 3:31.97
- Brazil – 3:32.84
- Germany – 3:33.50
- China – DQ