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Swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay

Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueLondon Aquatics Centre
DatesAugust 3, 2012 (heats)
August 4, 2012 (final)
Competitors84 from 16 nations
Winning time3:29.35
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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Swimming at the
2012 Summer Olympics

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200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women
Marathon
10 km men women

The men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay event at the 2012 Summer Olympics took place on 3–4 August at the London Aquatics Centre in London, United Kingdom.[1]

In the final race of his unprecedented career before an official retirement, Michael Phelps topped off with his eighteenth gold and twenty-second overall to officially become the most decorated Olympian of all time, as the U.S. men's team posted a textile best to defend the Olympic medley relay title since the event's inception in 1960. Trading the lead with Japan throughout the race, the solid foursome of Matt Grevers (52.58), Brendan Hansen (59.19), Phelps (50.73), and Nathan Adrian (46.85) put together a historic ending with a blazing fast finish in 3:29.35, just a fingertip short of their 2008 Olympic record during the high-tech bodysuit era.[2][3][4]

Japan's Ryosuke Irie (52.92), Kosuke Kitajima (58.64), Takeshi Matsuda (51.20), and Takuro Fujii (48.50) held on an arduous challenge with the Americans throughout the race before Adrian pulled off a lead in the freestyle leg, leaving them with a silver in 3:31.26.[5][6] Meanwhile, James Magnussen produced a magnificent freestyle anchor of 47.22 to deliver the Aussie foursome of Hayden Stoeckel (53.71), Christian Sprenger (59.05), and Matt Targett (51.60) a bronze-medal time in 3:31.58.[7][8][9]

Great Britain's Liam Tancock (53.40), Michael Jamieson (59.27), Michael Rock (51.74), and Adam Brown (47.91) missed the podium by almost three quarters of a second (0.75) with a fourth-place effort in 3:32.32.[10] Meanwhile, Hungary's László Cseh (53.40, a national-record split), Dániel Gyurta (59.01), Bence Pulai (51.82), and Dominik Kozma (48.79) claimed a fifth spot in 3:33.02 to hold off the agile German foursome of Helge Meeuw (53.78), Christian vom Lehn (1:00.30), and Deibler brothers Steffen (50.91) and Markus (48.07) by four-hundredths of a second, a sixth-place time in 3:33.06.[9] Netherlands (3:33.46) and Canada (3:34.19), led by freestyle swimmer and bronze medalist Brent Hayden, rounded out a historic championship finale.[9]

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record 23x15px United States (USA)
Aaron Peirsol (52.19)
Eric Shanteau (58.57)
Michael Phelps (49.72)
David Walters (46.80)
3:27.28 Rome, Italy 2 August 2009 [11][12]
Olympic record United States United States (USA)
Aaron Peirsol (53.16)
Brendan Hansen (59.27)
Michael Phelps (50.15)
Jason Lezak (46.76)
3:29.34 Beijing, China 17 August 2008 [13]

No new records were set during this competition.

Results

Heats

[14]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 2 4 22x20px United States Nick Thoman (53.31)
Eric Shanteau (59.69)
Tyler McGill (51.53)
Cullen Jones (48.12)
3:32.65 Q
2 1 1 22x20px Great Britain Liam Tancock (53.98)
Craig Benson (59.68)
Michael Rock (51.56)
Adam Brown (48.22)
3:33.44 Q
3 2 3 22x20px Japan Ryosuke Irie (53.08)
Kosuke Kitajima (59.47)
Takeshi Matsuda (52.09)
Takuro Fujii (49.00)
3:33.64 Q
4 1 4 22x20px Australia Hayden Stoeckel (53.89)
Brenton Rickard (59.95)
Matt Targett (51.30)
Tommaso D'Orsogna (48.59)
3:33.73 Q
5 1 3 22x20px Netherlands Nick Driebergen (53.98)
Lennart Stekelenburg (1:00.52)
Joeri Verlinden (51.46)
Sebastiaan Verschuren (47.82)
3:33.78 Q, NR
6 2 5 22x20px Germany Helge Meeuw (53.82)
Christian vom Lehn (1:01.13)
Steffen Deibler (51.18)
Marco di Carli (48.15)
3:34.28 Q
7 2 6 22x20px Hungary László Cseh (53.78) NR
Dániel Gyurta (59.63)
Bence Pulai (52.47)
Dominik Kozma (48.56)
3:34.44 Q, NR
8 1 2 22x20px Canada Charles Francis (53.91)
Scott Dickens (1:00.60)
Joe Bartoch (52.43)
Brent Hayden (47.52)
3:34.46 Q
9 2 2 22x20px New Zealand Gareth Kean (54.01)
Glenn Snyders (59.00)
Andrew McMillan (52.77)
Carl O'Donnell (48.74)
3:34.52
10 2 7 22x20px France Camille Lacourt (53.63)
Giacomo Perez d'Ortona (1:00.03)
Romain Sassot (52.17)
Yannick Agnel (48.77)
3:34.60
11 1 8 22x20px China Cheng Feiyi (53.70)
Li Xiayan (1:00.96)
Zhou Jiawei (51.44)
Lü Zhiwu (48.55)
3:34.65
12 1 7 22x20px Russia Vladimir Morozov (53.99)
Vyacheslav Sinkevich (1:00.80)
Nikolay Skvortsov (51.83)
Andrey Grechin (48.32)
3:34.94
13 2 8 22x20px South Africa Charl Crous (55.23)
Cameron van der Burgh (58.96)
Chad le Clos (51.83)
Leith Shankland (49.21)
3:35.23
14 1 5 22x20px Italy Mirco di Tora (54.67)
Fabio Scozzoli (1:00.28)
Matteo Rivolta (53.10)
Luca Dotto (48.83)
3:36.88
15 1 6 22x20px Brazil Thiago Pereira (54.45)
Felipe França Silva (1:00.77)
Kaio de Almeida (53.61)
Marcelo Chierighini (48.17)
3:37.00
16 2 1 22x20px Poland Radosław Kawęcki (54.65)
Dawid Szulich (1:01.39)
Paweł Korzeniowski (52.40)
Kacper Majchrzak (49.72)
3:38.16

Final

Rank Lane Nation Swimmers Time Time Behind Notes
File:Gold medal icon.svg 4 22x20px United States Matt Grevers (52.58)
Brendan Hansen (59.19)
Michael Phelps (50.73)
Nathan Adrian (46.85)
3:29.35
File:Silver medal icon.svg 3 22x20px Japan Ryosuke Irie (52.92)
Kosuke Kitajima (58.64)
Takeshi Matsuda (51.20)
Takuro Fujii (48.50)
3:31.26 1.91
File:Bronze medal icon.svg 6 22x20px Australia Hayden Stoeckel (53.71)
Christian Sprenger (59.05)
Matt Targett (51.60)
James Magnussen (47.22)
3:31.58 2.23
4 5 22x20px Great Britain Liam Tancock (53.40)
Michael Jamieson (59.27)
Michael Rock (51.74)
Adam Brown (47.91)
3:32.32 2.97
5 1 22x20px Hungary László Cseh (53.40) NR
Dániel Gyurta (59.01)
Bence Pulai (51.82)
Dominik Kozma (48.79)
3:33.02 3.67 NR
6 7 22x20px Germany Helge Meeuw (53.78)
Christian vom Lehn (1:00.30)
Steffen Deibler (50.91)
Markus Deibler (48.07)
3:33.06 3.71
7 2 22x20px Netherlands Nick Driebergen (53.79)
Lennart Stekelenburg (1:00.24)
Joeri Verlinden (51.86)
Sebastiaan Verschuren (47.57)
3:33.46 4.11 NR
8 8 22x20px Canada Charles Francis (54.16)
Scott Dickens (1:00.29)
Joe Bartoch (52.32)
Brent Hayden (47.42)
3:34.19 4.84

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