Duncan Scott, James Guy Propel Great Britain to Men’s 4×200 Free Relay Win

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Great Britain has won the past two World titles in the men’s 4×200 free relay, and no one else could keep pace in the European final of the relay. The team of Calum Jarvis (1:47.17), Duncan Scott (1:45.48), Thomas Dean (1:47.07) and James Guy (1:45.60) combined to swim a time of 7:05.32. That broke the championship record of 7:06.71 set by Russia in 2010.

Surprisingly, the British team swam almost five seconds slower than they did last year in winning a World title (7:01.80). Dean replaced Nicholas Grainger on this year’s team, while Scott (1:44.60 in Budapest) and Guy (1:43.80 last year) both split much slower.

Russia claimed silver in 7:06.66 with Mikhail VekovishchevMartin MalyutinDanila Izotov and Mikhail Dovgalyuk. The Russians missed Aleksandr Krasnykh from last year’s team which claimed World Champs silver, and the team swam almost four seconds than last year’s time of 7:02.68.

Italy’s Alessio Proietti ColonnaFilippo MegliMatteo Campi and Mattia Zuin claimed bronze in 7:07.58. Megli’s split of 1:45.44 was the fastest in the field.

Also in the final were Germany (7:09.31), Spain (7:13.07), France (7:13.12), the Netherlands (7:13.46) and Sweden (7:14.03).