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Chris Walker-Hebborn (53.68), Adam Peaty (57.49), James Guy (51.48), and Duncan Scott (47.82) led the way for Great Britain in this afternoon’s prelims of the men’s 4×100 medley relay with a 3:30.47.
The British are expected to be in medal contention, especially with Peaty having won gold earlier in the week in the 100 breast in a world record-time of 57.13. Guy also made a pair of finals, in the 200 and 400 free, and he was a semifinalist in the 100 fly, and Scott finished sixth in the 100 free.
David Plummer (52.70), Kevin Cordes (59.51), Tom Shields (51.88), and Caeleb Dressel (47.74) touched in 3:31.83 for the Americans this morning.
But whereas the British swam their top squad in the morning heats, the Americans figure to have a fresh set coming in for finals with Michael Phelps set to swim the butterfly leg and a trio of individual medalists, Ryan Murphy (back), Cody Miller (breast) and Nathan Adrian (free) rounding out the squad.
The Japanese team of Ryosuke Irie (53.7), Yasuhiro Koseki (59.02), Takuro Fujii (51.73), and Katsumi Nakamura (48.01) finished third in 3:23.33.
Australia and China tied for fourth in 3:32.57.
Russia (3:32.95) finished sixth, and Brazil was seventh in 3:32.96, much to the delight of the Rio crowd. Germany (3:33.67) took the final lane in the final.
Full results are available here.