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Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo, Shibuya, Tokyo
Date Started: October 15, 1964
Date Finished: October 16, 1964

Gold: USA United States
Silver: GER Germany
Bronze: AUS Australia

Summary

In the heats the United States sent out their reserves who qualified in the first position in an Olympic record 4:05.1. The USA team was so strong that they had held swim-offs to determine who would swim in the medley relay. Thompson Mann led off the final with a backstroke leg of 59.6, breaking the world record for the 100 back. Steve Clark anchored the Americans home in 52.4 for the freestyle leg, under the recognized world record for the 100 free, although he had a flying start. Clark won gold medals in all three relay events in Tokyo. The United States won in 3:58.4, a world record and the first time ever under four minutes for the distance, with Germany over three seconds back in second place.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold WR
2 Germany GER Silver
3 Australia AUS Bronze
4 Soviet Union URS
5 Japan JPN
6 Hungary HUN
7 Italy ITA
8 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r1/2 Netherlands NED
5 h2 r1/2 Canada CAN
6 h1 r1/2 Brazil BRA
6 h2 r1/2 Argentina ARG
7 h1 r1/2 Malaysia MAS
7 h2 r1/2 Spain ESP