The United States men cleared up all doubts that have been recently raised about their superiority and won the gold medal in 4×100 medley relay at the Tokyo Olympics, as they set a new world record at 3:26.78.
The Americans have been dominating the 4×100 since it was included in the Olympics back in 1960 in Rome, except for the tournament that took place in Moscow in 1980 and was boycotted by the country.
Yet, their hegemony has been questioned in the last few years due to their struggles in recent World Championships, having lost to Great Britain in the last edition in 2019.
The US men’s team have won just 11 gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics, where they failed to make it to the podium for the first time in their Olympic history in 4×200 relay and in 4×100 freestyle relay.
However, the Americans dominated this time in 4×100 medley relay, with Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew, Caeleb Dressel and Zach Apple deservedly winning the gold and breaking the world record set by the 2009 US team.
AUSSIE WOMEN: After winning 10 medals – three of which gold – in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, Australia’s women’s swimming team have mustered double that figure in Tokyo, with nine of them being gold.
The foursome of Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell won the gold Olympic medal in Tokyo in 4x100m medley relay and set a new Olympic record at 3:51.60.