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Swimming at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

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Events:

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.

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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