The obvious thing about the 4 x 100m freestyle: the Australian swimmers didn’t give the tournament the slightest chance.
Australian sprinters become Olympic champions in the 4 x 100m freestyle for the third time in a row. At the Tokyo Academics Center, the Dolphins Quartet prevailed more clearly than the Canadians, pushing the United States to third place. In 3: 29.69 minutes, Bronte Campbell, Mc Harris, Emma McCain and Kate Campbell set their own world record from 2018 on 0.36 seconds. This is the first world record of a swimming competition held in Tokyo. The German team was eliminated in 13th place in the first run.
For Kate Campbell this is already the third season success beyond this distance. The Australian flag bearer at the opening ceremony two days ago won in London in 2012 and in Rio in 2016. His sister Brant and McCain also won gold in Rio.
McCain set the fastest time in Tokyo at 51.35 seconds. Sarah Sjostrom (Simon Manuel and Penny Olexiac in 52.70 seconds) was the best opener swimmer, clocking 52.62 seconds faster than the two Olympic champions at the same time in Rio five years ago. Sweden is expected in Japan despite an elbow injury.
4 x 100m freestyle, women
25. July 2021, Tokyo Aquatics Center
|1||Australia||3: 29,69 W.R.|
|3||United States||3: 32,81|
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