Kamis, 13 Desember 2012

USA confirms tradition of success in the 4x100m free


RENANG INDONESIA-Winners of this event on three occasions, the United States got the gold once more in the men’s 4x100m free relay, in a time of 3:06.40. Thanks to Anthony Ervin, Ryan Lochte, James Feigen and Matt Grevers, the North Americans beat the Italians, the fastest of the heats. In the end, the European team clocked 3:07.07 for silver, while Australia arrived closely behind for bronze, in a time of 3:07.27. Russia and Brazil, respectively second and third in 2010, could not reach the podium in Istanbul. France, the winner two years ago, was the illustrious absent at these Championships.

World Record: United States, 3:03.30 – December 19, 2009 in Manchester (GBR)
Championships Record: France, 3:04.78 – December 15, 2010 in Dubai (UAE)
Last five (2002-2010) winners in this event: 2002 – United States (3:10.64); 2004 – United States (3:09.96); 2006 – Italy (3:10.74); 2008 – United States (3:08.44); 2010 – France (3:04.78)

The best in this event (1. most victories or 2. fastest time): United States (2002, 2004, 2008 & 2012)

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