WATCH USA Men Claim Gold In 4x100m Freestyle Relay

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​2017 FINA World Championships

July 23-30, 2017
Budapest, Hungary
Dagály Aquatics Arena

Men 4x100m Freestyle Relay -- FINAL
​World Record: 3:08.24 -- USA, 2008
​​Championship Record: 3:09.21 -- USA, 2009
​​American Record: 3:08.24 -- USA, 2008

1.) USA -- 3:10.06
2.) Brazil -- 3:10.34
3.) Hungary --  3:11.99
4.) Russia -- 3:12.58
5.) Japan -- 3:13.65
6.) Canada -- 3:15.25
**Italy -- disqualified**
**Australia -- disqualified**

. ​Dressel blasted the leadoff leg, flipping at an unfathomable 22.29 at the 50 meter mark and rallied home to touch first in 47.26 -- breaking ​David Walters'​ 2009 American record of 47.33. ​Townley Haas​ and ​Blake Pieroni ​held on the the lead for the Americans -- but not with ease as Brazil's ​Marcelo Chierighini ​dropped a 46.85 on the second leg -- leaving veteran ​Nathan Adrian ​in a heated battle with the Brazilians.

Coming home the final 50 meters Adrian and ​Bruno Fratus ​of Brazil were gridlocked, but Adrian went to his trademark straight arm technique the final 10 meters and got his hand on the wall first. USA claimed the gold in 3:10.06 and Brazil touched for silver in 3:10.34. In a crazy finish, home country ​Hungary​ got their hand on the wall for the bronze in 3:11.99 thanks to a massive 47.21 anchor leg from ​Richard Bohus​.


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