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Swimming at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Pool, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 22, 1976
Date Finished: July 22, 1976

Gold: USA United States
Silver: CAN Canada
Bronze: FRG West Germany

Summary

The world record was the 1972 Olympic-winning mark of 3:48.16, set by the United States and anchored by Mark Spitz. But in the Montréal heats the USA B team broke that mark with 3:47.28, lending further proof to the Americans as heavy favorites for the final. In that final, John Naber, winner of the 100 and 200 backstrokes in Montréal, put the US out to insurmountable lead on the opening backstroke leg. Every member of the gold-medal winning US team posted the fastest individual time for their leg, as they won in a world record 3:45.70. This marked the fifth consecutive win in this event for the US, which has never lost the medley relay at an Olympics at which they competed.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold WR
2 Canada CAN Silver
3 West Germany FRG Bronze
4 Great Britain GBR
5 Soviet Union URS
6 Australia AUS
7 Italy ITA
8 Japan JPN
4 h1 r1/2 Puerto Rico PUR
5 h1 r1/2 Sweden SWE
6 h1 r1/2 Mexico MEX
6 h2 r1/2 Spain ESP
7 h2 r1/2 Venezuela VEN
8 h2 r1/2 Portugal POR