By Spencer Penland 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 Day 8 Finals Heat Sheet


World Record: USA( Peirsol, Shanteau, Phelps, Walters)- 3:27.28( 2009) Olympic Record: USA( Murphy, Miller, Phelps, Adrian)- 3:27.95( 2016) World Junior Record: Russia( Zuev, Gerasimenko, Minakov, Shchegolev)- 3:33.19( 2019) 2016 Olympic Champion: USA( Murphy, Miller, Phelps, Adrian)- 3:27.95 SwimSwam Event Preview- Men’s 4×100 medley communicate

United Government, 3:26.78 WR Great Britain, 3:27.51 ER Italy, 3:29.17 ROC, 3:29.22 Australia, 3:29.60 Japan, 3:29.91 AS Canada, 3:32.42

The final reserve incident of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics did not disappoint, as the United Government opposed a vehement battle out of lane 1 against Great Britain. There was more on the line for the U.S. in this race than really a Gold medal. For USA Swimming, the men’s 4×100 medley communicate is a matter of tradition and legacy.

The Americans have never lost an Olympic men’s 4×100 potpourrus communicate. There was one time in the history of the Olympics that the USA didn’t win the event, and that was the 1980 Olympics held in Moscow. The reasonablenes the US didn’t win that year is because they weren’t there due to an American Boycott of those Games.

After a scare in prelims in which the US squad narrowly advanced, they rebounded back in extraordinary style, smashing the World Record, which was a super-suited WR feature Michael Phelps. The US coaching staff likewise had a difficult decision to conclude pertaining to the breaststroke leg on this communicate. Michael Andrew was the clear alternative going into this meet, but some slightly off concerts as the convene went on, coupled with the fact that he was also racing the 50 free final tonight cast doubt on whether to call on him. Andrew Wilson wasn’t in the same form we ascertained from him at U.S. Tribulations, and posted a 59.09 in prelims of this relay. There was also the option of Nic Fink, who swam exceptionally well in the 200 tit here in Tokyo.

Ultimately, it performs going with Michael Andrew was the right decision for Team USA. Andrew split a 58.49 for his force, which is a time that seems highly unlikely Wilson or Fink would have been able to match. Andrew’s leg was vital for the Americans, as Great Britain’s Adam Peaty was at the top of his tournament, separating 56.53.

The name of the game for the US going up against Great Britain in medley communicates is capitalizing on Great Britain’s insignificant shortcoming of concentration in sprint backstroke, and decreasing the devastating impact of Peaty’s breaststroke dominance. Beyond the 200 m marking, things appear good for the Americans, who have Caeleb Dressel, the fastest butterflier in history, and Zach Apple, who can match the best in World on freestyle relay splits.

Things played out as well as the US could have maybe wish to see that. Ryan Murphy got the team out to a 1.32 -second lead over Great Britain, then Michael Andrew managed to split within 2 seconds of Peaty. Diving in 0.64 seconds behind James Guy, Dressel’s position was simple, and he still overperformed. The phenom posted the most wonderful fly split in autobiography- 49.03, to entrust Apple a 0.60 -second lead over Duncan Scott. Apple constituted the most out of his clean water, clocking a sore 46.95 to raise it home for the purposes of the World Record.

Here is a split comparison between the US’ swim tonight, and the previous World Record from 2009 😛 TAGEND

Split Tokyo 2020 Final 2009 World Champs Finals

Backstroke Ryan Murphy– 52.31 Aaron Piersol- 52.19

Breaststroke Michael Andrew– 58.49 Eric Shanteau– 58.57

Butterfly Caeleb Dressel– 49.03 Michael Phelps– 49.72

Freestyle Zach Apple– 46.95 David Walters– 46.80

Final Time 3:26.78 3:27.28

Incredibly, the biggest difference between this relay and the former World Record communicate was Dressel’s better over Michael Phelps.

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