World Championships: United States Set The Pace In Men’s 4×100 Medley Relay Ahead Of France & Italy

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The United States led the way into the men’s 4×100 medley relay final ahead of France who were anchored by Maxime Grousset in 47.35 and Italy third.

The United States – winners of the Olympic title last year – booked lane four in 3:32.91 with France propelled into the centre lanes in 3:32.98 and Italy clocking 3:33.02.

Also through were Australia, Great Britain, China, Germany and Austria although Japan were locked out by one place and 0.11 in ninth.

United States: Armstrong (53.70) Fink (59.57) Julian (51.35) Curry (48.29)

France: Ndoye Brouard (53.12) Viquerat (1:00.42) Marchand (52.09) Grousset (47.35)

Italy: Ceccon (53.87) Martinenghi (59.50)  Codia (51.71) Zazzeri (47.94)

Duncan Scott swam the second-fastest 100 split in history to overhaul Nathan Adrian and secure gold for Britain over the States when this race was last contested in Gwangju in 2019.

Scott pulled out of Budapest 2022 to focus on his recovery from Covid which followed the withdrawal of teammate Adam Peaty after he broke his foot in training.

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