By James Sutherland on SwimSwam


When: Pool swimming: Saturday, July 24- Sunday, August 1, 2021

Open Water swimming: Wednesday, August 4- Thursday, August 5, 2021

Where: Olympic Aquatics Centre/ Tokyo, Japan Heats: 7 PM/ Semifinals& Finals: 10:30 AM( Local occasion) Full aquatics schedule SwimSwam Event Previews Entry Lists Live Results

Men’s 400 Medley Relay

See the full results and splits by squad

The U.S. humankinds made down the 12 -year-old world record in the 400 potpourrus relay final to close out the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Sunday morning, winning golden in times of 3:26.78 to extinguish the previous symbol of 3:27.28.

Great Britain opened them a run for the win, eventually finishing second in a European Record time of 3:27.51, and four other nations cracked 3:30.

Let’s dive into the splits.


Swimmer Country Back Split

Ryan Murphy USA 52.31

Thomas Ceccon Italy 52.52

Xu Jiayu China 52.77

Evgeny Rylov ROC 52.82

Ryosuke Irie Japan 53.05

Mitch Larkin Australia 53.19

Luke Greenbank Great Britain 53.63

Markus Thormeyer Canada 53.69

Ryan Murphy prepared the world record in the men’s 100 backstroke leading off the potpourrus relay at the 2016 Olympics, and while he didn’t quite ten-strike that time here, he still presented the Americans the early extend in 52.31. That go is essentially right on what Murphy has been going all week, with his fastest swim coming in at 52.19 in the individual event.

Thomas Ceccon settled Italy in second, clocking 52.52 to fall just over two one-tenths shy of his National Record gave earlier in the fill, while individual 100 back winner Evgeny Rylov( 52.82) was more than eight tenths slower than he was individually.

Luke Greenbank was three tenths off his PB in 53.63, putting the Brits in an early 1.32 -second hole.


Swimmer Country Breast Split

Adam Peaty Great Britain 56.53

Nicolo Martinenghi Italy 58.11

Yan Zibei China 58.35

Michael Andrew USA 58.49

Zac Stubblety-Cook Australia 58.67

Ryuya Mura Japan 58.94

Kirill Prigoda ROC 59.06

Markus Thormeyer Canada 59.67

Adam Peaty stopped the fastest relay split of all-time on the breaststroke leg, recording a time of 56. 53 to propel the Brits into the lead. Peaty’s previous best leg came at the 2016 Games in 56.59.

Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi, who has now split sub-5 8 on several occasions, had the second-fastest leg in 58.11, moving the Italians ahead of the U.S. at the halfway marking of the hasten. Michael Andrew was 58.49 for the Americans, somewhat under his fastest flat-start swim from the match( 58.62 ).

Yan Zibei sizzled for China in 58.35, though they were eventually disqualified.


Swimmer Country Fly Split

Caeleb Dressel USA 49.03

James Guy Great Britain 50.27

Andrei Minakov ROC 50.31

Matthew Temple Australia 50.78

Naoki Mizunuma Japan 50.88

Josh Liendo Canada 51.02

Federica Burdisso Italy 51.07

Sun Jiajun China DQ

Caeleb Dressel was the difference-maker for the Americans, out-splitting GBR’s James Guy by 1.24 seconds with the most wonderful fly leg ever: 49.03.

Dressel’s separate improves on his previous fastest-ever leg, 49.28, and dedicated Zach Apple a cushion on six-tenths on the free leg.

Guy split a strong 50.27, having put up what is now the seventh-fastest split ever on the desegregated relay( 50.00 ).

Andrei Minakov made an privileged experience of 50. 31 for the Russian Olympic Committee, while Federico Burdisso( 51.07) had the field’s slowest divide( not including the DQed Chinese ), which slackened Italy’s clutch on bronze coming into the final exchange.


Swimmer Country Free Split

Zach Apple USA 46.95

Kyle Chalmers Australia 46.96

Kliment Kolesnikov ROC 47.03

Katsumi Nakamura Japan 47.04

Duncan Scott Great Britain 47.08

Alessandro Miressi Italy 47.47

Yuri Kisil Canada 48.04

He Junyi China DQ

Zach Apple had a big rebound swimming after a bumpy split on the 4×200 free relay, hurling down a era of 46. 95 to out-split everyone else in the field.

Apple was 46.69 on the 400 free relay at the beginning of the meet, too as the fasten, establishing he can come up clutch when the pressure is on.

Duncan Scott had engineered an epic come-from-behind win for the Brits in this event at the 2019 World Championships, separating 46.14 on the end, but exclusively mustered a 47.08 here–still a fast term, though it amazingly only graded fifth in the elite field.

Kyle Chalmers churned out another sub-4 7 for the Aussies in 46.96, and Kliment Kolesnikov imparted the Russians home in 47.03, but Italy’s Alessandro Miressi( 47.47) did just enough to land the team it’s first-ever medal with a bronze.

Japan’s Katsumi Nakamura, who missed the 100 free semis in 17 th, was also very fast in 47.04.


Country Aggregate Exchanges

USA 0.45 Great Britain 0.84 Italy 0.87 Russia 0.67 Australia 0.93 Japan 0.43 Canada 0.42 China DQ( not for exchange)

The U.S. gained 39 one-hundredths on Great Britain on relay exchanges alone, with their three swimmers that had a takeover blending for a 0.45 RT. Apple had the fastest exchange for the Americans at. 04.

The Canadians have been sharp-worded all week on communicate exchanges, and that tend continued here, though they were well back in seventh.

ROC gaining two tenths on Italy on exchanges was almost the difference in winning a medal, as the Italians aimed up only holding on by. 05.

Read the full story on SwimSwam: Tokyo Relay Splits: Dressel’s 49.0 Fly Leg Leads U.S. Humankinds To World Record

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