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4 x 100 metres Medley Relay, Men

Date31 July 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationPiscinas Bernat Picornell, Barcelona
Participants103 from 23 countries

This was the one men’s relay in Barcelona in which the United States came in as the favorites, as the 1991 World Champions and Pan Pac Champions. They had won the event at every Olympics in which they competed, missing only 1980. In the final, Jeff Rouse settled things early when his opening backstroke leg broke the world record for the 100 back, splitting 53.86. That was not that far ahead, as Canada’s Mark Tewksbury swam 54.09, but Canada was not considered a serious gold contender. Still they hung on for second for three legs, as the anchor freestylers were Jon Olsen for the USA, Stephen Clarke for Canada, and the formidable Aleksandr Popov for the Russian Unifieds. Popov outswam Clarke by over two seconds to get the Unified Team home for silver. But he had started 2½ seconds behind Olsen, who brought the Americans home in 3:36.93 to equal the world record for the medley relay.

PosSwimmerNOCR1Final
1United StatesUSA3:39.84 (1 h3)3:36.93 (1)Gold
Jeff RouseNelson DiebelPablo MoralesJon OlsenDave BerkoffHans DerschMel StewartMatt Biondi
2Unified TeamEUN3:42.22 (2 h3)3:38.56 (2)Silver
Vladimir SelkovVasily IvanovPavlo KhnykinAleksandr PopovVladislav KulikovDmitry VolkovVlad Pyshnenko
3CanadaCAN3:42.47 (1 h1)3:39.66 (3)Bronze
Mark TewksburyJon ClevelandMarcel GeryStephen ClarkeTom Ponting
4GermanyGER3:43.00 (1 h2)3:40.19 (4)
Tino WeberMark WarneckeChristian KellerMark PingerBengt Zikarsky
5FranceFRA3:43.13 (2 h2)3:40.51 (5)
Franck SchottStéphane VossartBruno GutzeitStéphan CaronFranck EspositoChristophe Kalfayan
6HungaryHUN3:43.61 (2 h1)3:42.03 (6)
Tamás DeutschNorbert RózsaPéter HorváthBéla Szabados
7AustraliaAUS3:43.78 (3 h2)3:42.65 (7)
Tom StachewiczPhil RogersJon SiebenChris Fydler
8JapanJPN3:43.88 (3 h1)3:43.25 (8)
Hajime ItoiAkira HayashiKeiichi KawanakaTsutomu Nakano
9Great BritainGBR3:43.96 (3 h3)
Martin HarrisNick GillinghamRichard LeishmanRoland Lee
10SpainESP3:44.12 (4 h3)
Martín López-ZuberoRamón CamallongaJaime FernándezCarlos Ventosa
11ItalyITA3:44.30 (5 h3)
Emanuele MerisiGianni MinerviniLeonardo MichelottiMassimo Trevisan
12Puerto RicoPUR3:46.52 (4 h1)
Manuel GuzmánTodd TorresDavid MonasterioRicardo Busquets
13People's Republic of ChinaCHN3:46.85 (4 h2)
Lin LaijiuChen JianhongShen JianqiangXie Jun
14South AfricaRSA3:46.86 (5 h1)
Seddon KeyterKenneth CawoodPeter WilliamsDarryl Cronje
15EstoniaEST3:46.87 (6 h1)
Ilmar OjaseMarko PachelAldo SuurväliIndrek Sei
16BelgiumBEL3:47.64 (5 h2)
Yasuhiro VandewalleFred DeburghgraeveStefaan MaeneMarc Verbeeck
17NorwayNOR3:52.42 (6 h3)
Thomas SoppBørge MørkTrond HøinesJarl Inge Melberg
18PhilippinesPHI3:53.64 (7 h3)
Raymond PapaPatrick ConcepcionEric BuhainLeo Najera
19Hong KongHKG3:56.46 (6 h2)
Arthur LiAndrew RutherfordDuncan ToddMichael Wright
20FinlandFIN4:06.18 (7 h2)
Jani SievinenPetri SuominenVesa HanskiAntti Kasvio
21GuamGUM4:07.98 (7 h1)
Patrick SagisiGlenn DiazRay FloresAdrian Romero
22GuatemalaGUA4:12.65 (8 h3)
Roberto BonillaHelder TorresGustavo BúcaroAndrés Sedano
23United Arab EmiratesUAE4:21.03 (8 h2)
Mohamed Bin AbidObaid Al-RumaithiMohamed KhamisAhmad Faraj

Round One (31 July 1992 — 11:30)

Fastest eight advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeExchange (Pos)
14CanadaCAN3:42.47Q
Mark Tewksbury26.9455.6455.64 (2)
Jon Cleveland29.011:02.161:57.80 (1)
Tom Ponting25.1354.142:51.94 (1)
Stephen Clarke23.5050.533:42.47 (1)
25HungaryHUN3:43.61Q
Tamás Deutsch27.8756.8856.88 (4)
Norbert Rózsa28.201:01.181:58.06 (2)
Péter Horváth25.4954.952:53.01 (3)
Béla Szabados23.9450.603:43.61 (2)
33JapanJPN3:43.88Q
Hajime Itoi27.4956.7056.70 (3)
Akira Hayashi29.301:01.471:58.17 (3)
Keiichi Kawanaka25.5754.562:52.73 (2)
Tsutomu Nakano24.5351.153:43.88 (3)
46Puerto RicoPUR3:46.52
Manuel Guzmán28.2157.5057.50 (6)
Todd Torres29.051:02.491:59.99 (4)
David Monasterio26.2356.482:56.47 (6)
Ricardo Busquets24.5250.053:46.52 (4)
57South AfricaRSA3:46.86
Seddon Keyter28.5658.4458.44 (7)
Kenneth Cawood29.631:03.492:01.93 (6)
Peter Williams24.8854.132:56.06 (4)
Darryl Cronje24.0850.803:46.86 (5)
62EstoniaEST3:46.87
Ilmar Ojase28.1757.2457.24 (5)
Marko Pachel29.421:03.322:00.56 (5)
Aldo Suurväli25.8955.572:56.13 (5)
Indrek Sei24.0650.743:46.87 (6)
71GuamGUM4:07.98
Patrick Sagisi29.471:01.651:01.65 (1)
Glenn Diaz31.971:10.032:11.68 (7)
Ray Flores28.521:01.623:13.30 (7)
Adrian Romero25.6454.684:07.98 (7)

Heat Two

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeExchange (Pos)
16GermanyGER3:43.00Q
Tino Weber27.8756.1356.13 (4)
Mark Warnecke29.111:02.751:58.88 (1)
Christian Keller25.4454.112:52.99 (1)
Bengt Zikarsky23.8450.013:43.00 (1)
25FranceFRA3:43.13Q
Franck Schott27.8956.6356.63 (5)
Stéphane Vossart29.731:02.501:59.13 (3)
Franck Esposito25.7754.582:53.71 (2)
Christophe Kalfayan23.6349.423:43.13 (2)
34AustraliaAUS3:43.78Q
Tom Stachewicz28.2357.1757.17 (7)
Phil Rogers28.701:01.891:59.06 (2)
Jon Sieben25.2154.732:53.79 (3)
Chris Fydler23.8749.993:43.78 (3)
43People's Republic of ChinaCHN3:46.85
Lin Laijiu28.0257.5457.54 (8)
Chen Jianhong29.141:02.462:00.00 (5)
Shen Jianqiang25.4955.062:55.06 (5)
Xie Jun24.5751.793:46.85 (4)
52BelgiumBEL3:47.64
Yasuhiro Vandewalle27.7956.6556.65 (6)
Fred Deburghgraeve29.171:02.891:59.54 (4)
Stefaan Maene25.7955.462:55.00 (4)
Marc Verbeeck25.0152.643:47.64 (5)
61Hong KongHKG3:56.46
Arthur Li30.051:01.591:01.59 (1)
Andrew Rutherford29.731:04.872:06.46 (6)
Duncan Todd26.6157.993:04.45 (6)
Michael Wright24.5452.013:56.46 (6)
77FinlandFIN4:06.18
Jani Sievinen35.301:13.021:13.02 (3)
Petri Suominen30.121:04.892:17.91 (7)
Vesa Hanski25.9457.373:15.28 (7)
Antti Kasvio24.6750.904:06.18 (7)
88United Arab EmiratesUAE4:21.03
Mohamed Bin Abid33.961:08.881:08.88 (2)
Obaid Al-Rumaithi33.661:13.202:22.08 (8)
Mohamed Khamis28.891:02.513:24.59 (8)
Ahmad Faraj27.9656.444:21.03 (8)

Heat Three

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeExchange (Pos)
14United StatesUSA3:39.84Q
Dave Berkoff26.8255.0555.05 (2)
Hans Dersch29.151:01.791:56.84 (1)
Mel Stewart25.5154.342:51.18 (1)
Matt Biondi22.9548.663:39.84 (1)
25Unified TeamEUN3:42.22Q
Vladimir Selkov27.4356.2956.29 (4)
Vladislav Kulikov28.491:01.871:58.16 (2)
Dmitry Volkov24.9154.432:52.59 (2)
Vlad Pyshnenko23.7349.633:42.22 (2)
33Great BritainGBR3:43.96
Martin Harris27.8057.4557.45 (6)
Nick Gillingham29.211:01.631:59.08 (4)
Richard Leishman24.8054.882:53.96 (4)
Roland Lee23.8350.003:43.96 (3)
46SpainESP3:44.12
Martín López-Zubero27.6055.7255.72 (3)
Ramón Camallonga29.151:03.021:58.74 (3)
Jaime Fernández25.2654.602:53.34 (3)
Carlos Ventosa24.2650.783:44.12 (4)
52ItalyITA3:44.30
Emanuele Merisi28.0957.2557.25 (5)
Gianni Minervini28.751:02.962:00.21 (5)
Leonardo Michelotti25.6754.662:54.87 (5)
Massimo Trevisan23.6149.433:44.30 (5)
67NorwayNOR3:52.42
Thomas Sopp28.4358.5458.54 (8)
Børge Mørk30.151:05.082:03.62 (7)
Trond Høines26.3557.273:00.89 (7)
Jarl Inge Melberg24.5051.533:52.42 (6)
71PhilippinesPHI3:53.64
Raymond Papa28.2557.8657.86 (7)
Patrick Concepcion30.411:04.852:02.71 (6)
Eric Buhain25.9455.952:58.66 (6)
Leo Najera26.5754.983:53.64 (7)
88GuatemalaGUA4:12.65
Roberto Bonilla31.701:04.651:04.65 (1)
Helder Torres34.001:12.872:17.52 (8)
Gustavo Búcaro27.881:00.123:17.64 (8)
Andrés Sedano26.0655.014:12.65 (8)

Final (31 July 1992 — 19:30)

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeExchange (Pos)
14United StatesUSA3:36.93=WR
Jeff Rouse26.3253.8653.86 (1)
Nelson Diebel28.681:01.451:55.31 (1)
Pablo Morales24.0852.832:48.14 (1)
Jon Olsen23.0148.793:36.93 (1)
25Unified TeamEUN3:38.56
Vladimir Selkov26.9055.5055.50 (4)
Vasily Ivanov28.571:01.591:57.09 (4)
Pavlo Khnykin24.4853.562:50.65 (3)
Aleksandr Popov22.5747.913:38.56 (2)
33CanadaCAN3:39.66
Mark Tewksbury26.2854.0954.09 (2)
Jon Cleveland28.831:01.931:56.02 (2)
Marcel Gery24.5753.722:49.74 (2)
Stephen Clarke23.3049.923:39.66 (3)
46GermanyGER3:40.19
Tino Weber27.6355.7555.75 (5)
Mark Warnecke28.831:01.891:57.64 (6)
Christian Keller25.1853.932:51.57 (5)
Mark Pinger22.8748.623:40.19 (4)
52FranceFRA3:40.51
Franck Schott27.1955.4655.46 (3)
Stéphane Vossart29.511:02.221:57.68 (7)
Bruno Gutzeit24.5753.872:51.55 (4)
Stéphan Caron23.3748.963:40.51 (5)
67HungaryHUN3:42.03
Tamás Deutsch27.7556.1856.18 (6)
Norbert Rózsa28.181:00.841:57.02 (3)
Péter Horváth25.3854.852:51.87 (7)
Béla Szabados23.8250.163:42.03 (6)
71AustraliaAUS3:42.65
Tom Stachewicz27.8256.8456.84 (8)
Phil Rogers28.691:01.311:58.15 (8)
Jon Sieben25.4954.782:52.93 (8)
Chris Fydler23.7649.723:42.65 (7)
88JapanJPN3:43.25
Hajime Itoi27.6456.5356.53 (7)
Akira Hayashi29.021:00.981:57.51 (5)
Keiichi Kawanaka25.4954.322:51.83 (6)
Tsutomu Nakano24.5651.423:43.25 (8)