USA Grabs Gold in Men’s 400 Medley Relay at 2015 FINA World Championships

May 15, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Tom Shields swims the 100 LC Meter Butterfly during the finals at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
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The USA relay team of Ryan Murphy (53.05), Kevin Cordes (58.88), Tom Shields (50.59) and Nathan Adrian (47.41) claimed the gold medal in the men’s 400-meter medley relay with a combined time of 3:29.05. The men managed to shave 2.01 seconds off the USA’s prelims time of 3:31.06.

Australia’s relay team of Mitchell Larkin (52.41), Jake Packard (59.16), Jayden Hadler (51.91) and Cameron McEvoy (46.60) took second and the silver medal with a time of 3:30.08, dropping 1.78 seconds from their prelims time of 3:31.86.  McEvoy’s scorching split moved the Australians from fourth place to second overtaking Great Britain and France on the final leg.

Bronze went to the relay team of Camille Lacourt (52.81), Giacomo Perez-Dortona (59.88), Mehdy Metella (50.39) and Fabien Gilot (47.42) from France. The men posted a combined time of 3:30.50 for third.

Great Britain took fourth with a time of 3:30.67, while Russia secured a fifth-place finish from the outside lane with a time of 3:30.90.

Japan finished sixth overall with a final time of 3:31.10, while Germany (3:32.16) and Poland (3:34.34) finished seventh and eighth respectively.

Men 400 Med Finish

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1 comment

  1. avatar

    You know who I feel sorry for? Japan.

    In the 2012 Olympics, they swam 3:31.26 to win silver and become 2nd fastest ever in all-time textile rankings (they stayed there for three years). Today they go 16 hundredths quicker and they don’t even finish in the top-half, never mind a medal position.

    Two squads go 3:30 and don’t even medal; top five finish less than a second apart. It was a fantastic race.