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4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men

Date 7 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationEstádio Aquático Olímpico, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants73 from 16 countries
Olympic Record 3:08.24 WR / United States USA / 11 August 2008

France came in as the team to beat. They had won this event at the 2015 World Championships and at the 2012 London Olympics. The United States and Australia were also expected to medal, despite the fact that neither team had made the final of the event at the 2015 Worlds.

In the end that would be the podium, but the USA pulled a stunner to win the gold medal. France got off to the lead on the opening leg, swum by Mehdy Metella, but the second US swimmer was some guy named Michael Phelps, and after 200 metres, he had given the USA a full second lead, which even France’s redoubtable Florent Manadou, swimming their third leg, could not overcome. The Americans ended up winning gold by 0.61 seconds over France, with Australia back almost the same amount in third.

PosSwimmerNOCR1Final
1United StatesUSA3:12.38 (1 h2)3:09.92 (1)Gold
Anthony ErvinMichael PhelpsNathan AdrianJimmy FeigenBlake PieroniCaeleb DresselRyan Held
2FranceFRA3:13.27 (3 h2)3:10.53 (2)Silver
Fabien GilotFlorent ManaudouJérémy StraviusClément MignonMehdy MetellaWilliam Meynard
3AustraliaAUS3:12.65 (2 h2)3:11.37 (3)Bronze
James MagnussenJames RobertsCameron McEvoyKyle ChalmersMatt Abood
4Russian FederationRUS3:12.04 (1 h1)3:11.64 (4)
Dan IzotovAleksandr SukhorukovAndrey GrechinVladimir MorozovAleksandr Popkov
5BrazilBRA3:14.06 (4 h2)3:13.21 (5)
Nicolas OliveiraMarcelo ChierighiniGabriel SantosJoão de LuccaMatheus Santana
6BelgiumBEL3:14.16 (5 h2)3:13.57 (6)
Glenn SurgelooseJasper AerentsPieter TimmersEmmanuel VanlucheneDieter Dekoninck
7CanadaCAN3:14.06 (2 h1)3:14.35 (7)
Santo CondorelliYuri KisilMarkus ThormeyerEvan Van Moerkerke
8JapanJPN3:14.17 (3 h1)3:14.48 (8)
Katsumi NakamuraShinri ShiouraKenji KobaseJunya Koga
9ItalyITA3:14.22 (4 h1)
Luca DottoMarco OrsiMichele SantucciLuca Leonardi
10GreeceGRE3:14.62 (6 h2)
Odysseus MeladinisKristian GolomeevKhristos KatrantzisApostolos Khristou
11GermanyGER3:14.97 (5 h1)
Steffen DeiblerBjörn HornikelPhilipp WolfDamian Wierling
12PolandPOL3:15.52 (6 h1)
Paweł KorzeniowskiKacper MajchrzakJan ŚwitkowskiKonrad Czerniak
13SpainESP3:16.71 (7 h1)
Markel AlberdiMiguel Ortiz-CañavateAitor MartínezBruno Ortiz-Cañavate
14RomaniaROU3:17.03 (8 h1)
Marius RaduDaniel MacoveiAlin CosteNorbert Trandafir
ACHungaryHUN3:15.21 (AC h2)DQ1
Dominik KozmaRichárd BohusKrisztián TakácsPéter Holoda
ACPeople's Republic of ChinaCHN– (AC h2)DQ
He JianbinLin YongqingNing ZetaoYu Hexin

Round One (7 August 2016 — 15:05)

Fastest eight teams advanced to final

Heat One (15:05)

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeReactionExchange (Pos)
14Russian FederationRUS3:12.04Q
Andrey Grechin23.0948.580.6948.58 (2)
Aleksandr Popkov22.5948.180.211:36.76 (3)
Dan Izotov22.3647.650.292:24.41 (1)
Aleksandr Sukhorukov22.6547.630.063:12.04 (1)
26CanadaCAN3:14.06Q
Santo Condorelli22.4148.730.6648.73 (4)
Yuri Kisil22.4047.700.201:36.43 (1)
Markus Thormeyer22.7348.290.152:24.72 (2)
Evan Van Moerkerke23.6849.340.463:14.06 (2)
32JapanJPN3:14.17Q
Katsumi Nakamura23.1547.990.6947.99 (1)
Shinri Shioura23.1748.710.291:36.70 (2)
Kenji Kobase22.9148.790.182:25.49 (3)
Junya Koga22.9848.680.223:14.17 (3)
45ItalyITA3:14.22
Luca Dotto22.9848.510.6548.51 (3)
Marco Orsi22.7948.580.001:37.09 (4)
Michele Santucci22.9948.420.002:25.51 (4)
Luca Leonardi22.9648.710.073:14.22 (4)
57GermanyGER3:14.97
Steffen Deibler23.2948.920.6448.92 (5)
Björn Hornikel22.7048.890.201:37.81 (5)
Philipp Wolf22.9048.460.452:26.27 (5)
Damian Wierling23.6948.700.523:14.97 (5)
63PolandPOL3:15.52
Paweł Korzeniowski23.6849.930.7249.93 (8)
Kacper Majchrzak23.0148.420.231:38.35 (7)
Jan Świtkowski22.8948.640.142:26.99 (6)
Konrad Czerniak23.0548.530.363:15.52 (6)
78SpainESP3:16.71
Markel Alberdi23.5949.280.7149.28 (6)
Miguel Ortiz-Cañavate23.1248.870.211:38.15 (6)
Aitor Martínez22.8748.870.172:27.02 (7)
Bruno Ortiz-Cañavate23.4449.690.253:16.71 (7)
81RomaniaROU3:17.03
Marius Radu23.3549.330.7049.33 (7)
Daniel Macovei23.2449.990.211:39.32 (8)
Alin Coste23.3149.510.172:28.83 (8)
Norbert Trandafir22.7048.20.253:17.03 (8)

Heat Two (15:13)

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeReactionExchange (Pos)
11United StatesUSA3:12.38Q
Jimmy Feigen22.9248.550.6448.55 (2)
Ryan Held22.7347.790.271:36.34 (2)
Blake Pieroni22.7048.390.292:24.73 (2)
Anthony Ervin21.6847.650.263:12.38 (1)
25AustraliaAUS3:12.65Q
James Magnussen23.0948.850.7148.85 (5)
Kyle Chalmers22.6347.040.151:35.89 (1)
James Roberts22.7348.330.242:24.22 (1)
Matt Abood22.7748.430.223:12.65 (2)
34FranceFRA3:13.27Q
Clément Mignon23.3748.590.6348.59 (3)
William Meynard23.3249.050.121:37.64 (6)
Fabien Gilot22.1347.880.212:25.52 (4)
Mehdy Metella22.7947.750.273:13.27 (3)
43BrazilBRA3:14.06Q
Marcelo Chierighini22.8648.470.6848.47 (1)
Nicolas Oliveira22.8147.960.351:36.43 (3)
Gabriel Santos23.0048.630.252:25.06 (3)
Matheus Santana23.4149.000.383:14.06 (4)
56BelgiumBEL3:14.16Q
Dieter Dekoninck23.7749.910.6549.91 (6)
Jasper Aerents23.1548.770.181:38.68 (7)
Glenn Surgeloose23.1348.090.302:26.77 (7)
Pieter Timmers22.5947.390.083:14.16 (5)
62GreeceGRE3:14.62
Odysseus Meladinis23.4449.920.6649.92 (7)
Kristian Golomeev22.0747.430.251:37.35 (4)
Khristos Katrantzis23.0049.130.152:26.48 (6)
Apostolos Khristou21.9048.140.153:14.62 (6)
AC8HungaryHUN3:15.21DQ2
Dominik Kozma23.5948.770.6848.77 (4)
Richárd Bohus23.1348.600.421:37.37 (5)
Krisztián Takács23.1748.930.172:26.30 (5)
Péter Holoda23.2448.910.183:15.21 (7)
AC7People's Republic of ChinaCHNDQ3
He Jianbin23.8250.080.6950.08 (8)
Lin Yongqing-0.07– (–)
Ning Zetao– (–)
Yu Hexin– (–)

Final (7 August 2016 — 23:54)

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeReactionExchange (Pos)
15United StatesUSA3:09.92
Caeleb Dressel22.7748.100.6548.10 (2)
Michael Phelps22.5347.120.081:35.22 (1)
Ryan Held22.2947.730.392:22.95 (1)
Nathan Adrian22.1046.970.353:09.92 (1)
26FranceFRA3:10.53
Mehdy Metella23.2348.080.6848.08 (1)
Fabien Gilot22.4248.200.191:36.28 (4)
Florent Manaudou22.0347.140.172:23.42 (2)
Jérémy Stravius22.2847.110.293:10.53 (2)
33AustraliaAUS3:11.37
James Roberts23.2648.880.7248.88 (8)
Kyle Chalmers22.5847.380.301:36.26 (2)
James Magnussen22.8648.110.232:24.37 (4)
Cameron McEvoy22.4947.000.423:11.37 (3)
44Russian FederationRUS3:11.64
Andrey Grechin23.1748.680.7348.68 (6)
Dan Izotov22.4848.000.281:36.68 (6)
Vladimir Morozov21.8147.310.192:23.99 (3)
Aleksandr Sukhorukov22.6947.650.193:11.64 (4)
57BrazilBRA3:13.21
Marcelo Chierighini22.7148.120.6848.12 (3)
Nicolas Oliveira23.0448.260.211:36.38 (5)
Gabriel Santos22.9548.720.142:25.10 (6)
João de Lucca22.6148.110.183:13.21 (6)
61BelgiumBEL3:13.57
Glenn Surgeloose23.2548.730.7248.73 (7)
Jasper Aerents22.8848.470.151:37.20 (8)
Emmanuel Vanluchene22.6048.820.172:26.02 (8)
Pieter Timmers22.6447.550.243:13.57 (7)
72CanadaCAN3:14.35
Santo Condorelli22.8848.510.6748.51 (5)
Yuri Kisil22.5547.760.191:36.27 (3)
Markus Thormeyer22.7148.400.232:24.67 (5)
Evan Van Moerkerke23.6049.680.273:14.35 (8)
88JapanJPN3:14.48
Katsumi Nakamura23.4848.490.7048.49 (4)
Shinri Shioura23.1648.650.321:37.14 (7)
Kenji Kobase23.0148.790.242:25.93 (7)
Junya Koga23.0348.550.243:14.48 (5)