USA Men’s 400 Free Relay Claim Gold; Michael Phelps Earns 19th Career Gold

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Men’s 400 Free Relay Final:

Caeleb Dressel launched the Americans to a swift start in finals of the men’s 400 free relay holding a tight race with France, Canada, and Australia.

Dressel (48.10), Michael Phelps (47.12), Ryan Held (47.73), and Nathan Adrian (46.97) held off the men of France to re-claim gold with a final time of 3:09.92. This marks the nineteenth gold medal of Phelps’ career and 24th total. 

France’s Mehdy Metella (48.08), Fabien Gilot (48.20), Florent Manaudou (47.14), and Jeremy Stravius (47.11) settled for second and a 3:10.53.

The Australian team of James Roberts (48.88), Kyle Chalmers (47.38), James Magnussen (48.11), and Cameron McEvoy (47.00) charged ahead of the Russian relay team to claim the bronze with a 3:11.37.

The Russian Federation finished a close fourth with a final time of 3:11.64, while the home-crowd favorite, Brazil, picked up fifth with a 3:13.21.

Belgium grabbed sixth with a 3:13.57, followed by Canada (3:14.35) and Japan (3:14.48).

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Shari Perry Stewart
7 years ago

By far this is always the most exciting event of the Olympic swim events and the boys did not disappoint tonight!!!! We were screaming till the end ???!
CONGRATS USA for bringing the GOLD back home ??

Ric Joline
7 years ago

most exciting, period!! 😉

Donald P. Spellman
7 years ago

Ervin just got his second gold at age 35, almost 16 YEARS after his first.
Epic story right there!

Thomas Richner
7 years ago

Ervin is a stud! Happy for him!!

Donald P. Spellman
7 years ago

Thomas Richner : great guy!

Paul Osborne
7 years ago

Well done Michael Phelps, you are an inspiration for every aspiring young swimmer.

David O'Brien
7 years ago

Phelps time was stunning…can he back up in all events? lol ..USA depth showing through again

Fred Borg
7 years ago

Phelps is a swimming machine.

Luanne Zuniga Aakhus
7 years ago

What a race!!!!

Julie Scho
7 years ago

Glad he came back to the Olympics! They needed him!

Mark S Miller
7 years ago


Eric Colton
7 years ago

Good race!!!

Barbara Muhlbeier Bowles

LOVED it!!!!

Deb 'Learing' Rombough


Sue Greenwood Stinson
7 years ago

What a race!

Okuaie Rs
7 years ago


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Judy Seely
7 years ago

That was so awesome

Vanessa Brown
7 years ago

Phelpnato lol????

Ravi Natarajan
7 years ago


Martin Kohl
7 years ago

Congrats Michael!! This is for ever!!

Luiz Gustavo Andrade Santos

Monstro Olímpico

Teli Pino
7 years ago

-0,02 after 1,04 wow Pheleps

Yasmine Harraki
7 years ago

He’s back again Rajaa Belfaqih

Sylvia French
7 years ago

Zack French

Linda Engledow
7 years ago

USA.??????. Take that drug taking cheaters, Russia!

Elaine Gamboa
7 years ago

Ardi Jay Ampo

Ruth Marianne Baetzold-Waldo


Torri Horovitz
7 years ago

Nancy Thomson this was one of the best moments of last nights events!! But I also LOVE watching Katie Ledecky just crush the world❤️

Catherine Vaughn
7 years ago

Brillant race

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