US break world record to win men's Olympic 4x100m medley relay

Sports Sunday 01/August/2021 07:51 AM
By: xinhua
US break world record to win men's Olympic 4x100m medley relay
US continues dominance in men's 4x100m medley relay

Tokyo: The United States broke its own world record to win the last swimming gold in Tokyo from the men's 4x100m medley relay as the swimming competitions concluded here on Sunday.

Finishing in three minutes and 26.78 seconds, the American swimmers silced 0.5 seconds off their previous mark of 3:27.28 set 12 years ago.

Britain won the silver in 3:27.51, while Italy bagged the bronze with the time of 3:29.17.

Team USA has not missed a single gold in the event in every Olympics they attended since 1960, and this is their 15th Olympic title.

The victory also made Caeleb Dressel the most successful swimmer in Tokyo, who pocketed five golds from the six events he featured in.

Australia edges US for women's 4x100m medley relay

 Australia edged defending champion the United States for the women's 4x100m medley relay gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Sunday.

Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell concerted their efforts to win Australia's third Olympic gold in the event in 3:51.60, a new Olympic record.

Team USA was beaten to second, 0.13 seconds behind in the freestyle split, and saw their record of 3:52.05 at London 2012 crashed by the Aussies.

Canada, the first in the heats, took the bronze in 3:52.60.

Finke wins men's 1,500m freestyle

Robert Finke of the United States won men's 1,500m freestyle here on Sunday, his second gold in Tokyo after the first from 800m freestyle.

With a quick sprint in the last 50m, Finke broke out from the fierce competition, finishing in 14 minutes and 39.65 seconds to stand on top of the podium again in his Olympic debut.

Mykhailo Romanchuk of Ukraine touched homed 1.01 seconds behind, adding a silver to his 800m freestyle bronze.

Florian Wellbrock of Germany, who led the eight-man final for the majority of time, had to settle for a bronze in 14:40.91.