United States Closes Out Budapest With Men’s 400 Medley Relay Gold

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The United States won its 38th medal in the pool on Sunday night in Budapest at the FINA World Championships with a gold in the men’s 400 medley relay. The team of Matt Grevers (52.26), Kevin Cordes (58.89), Caeleb Dressel (49.76) and Nathan Adrian (47.00) won the gold medal at 3:27.91 to just miss the 3:27.28 from the 2009 Worlds. This is Dressel’s seventh gold medal of the meet and the fifth gold medal without the mixed relays. Dressel was also just shy of Phelps’ 49.72 split from 2009 that is the quickest of all-time.

Great Britain won the silver medal at 3:28.95 with Chris Walker-Hebborn (54.20), Adam Peaty (56.91), James Guy (50.80) and Duncan Scott (47.04) swimming for them. Peaty was the only swimmer under 58 in the field on breaststroke.

Russia won the bronze medal with a 3:29.76. The Russians had Evgeny Rylov (52.89), Kirill Prigoda (59.02), Aleksandr Popkov (51.16) and Vladimir Morozov (46.69) swimming for them as they concluded a very successful meet for their country. Morozov had the fastest freestyle split in the field.

Other quick splits in the field were from Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki on breast (58.54) and Hungary’s Dominik Kozma on free (46.72). Japan broke the Asian Record with a 3:30.19 to surpass Japan’s 3:30.74 from the heats of the 2009 Worlds in Rome. Ryosuke Irie (52.80), Koseki (58.54), Yuki Kobori (51.21) and Shinri Shioura (47.64) swam for them.

Brazil (3:31.53), China (3:31.65), Hungary (3:32.13) and Belarus (3:33.63) also swam in the championship final.

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4 comments

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      he got a lady stalker now?

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    Bill Bell

    Dressel has seven golds.
    Five in regular events and two in Muxed relay events.
    US A also has won a record 37 medals overall in pool surpassing Melbourbe’s 36 for must all- time w/women’s 400 MR remaining.

    Of course @ Mekbourne a decade ago the mixed relay events were not on the program.