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Swimming at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Swimming Pool, Olympiysky Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 24, 1980
Date Finished: July 24, 1980

Gold: AUS Australia
Silver: URS Soviet Union
Bronze: GBR Great Britain

Summary

The world record in this event was 3:42.22, set by the USA team that won the gold medal in Montréal. The United States had won this event at every Olympics at which it had been held, from 1960-76. The Australians won gold in Moscow, but their time of 3:45.70 did not approach the Olympic/world record. It was a new Commonwealth record. They were trailed by the Soviet Union, who had the lead going into the anchor leg, but Australia’s Neil Brooks overtook the 200 freestyle gold medalist Sergey Koplyakov with a 49.86 freestyle split. Great Britain won bronze in a national record time of 3:47.71.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Australia AUS Gold
2 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 East Germany GDR
5 France FRA
6 Hungary HUN
7 Netherlands NED
8 Brazil BRA
3 h1 r1/2 Spain ESP
4 h1 r1/2 Bulgaria BUL
5 h1 r1/2 Angola ANG
AC h1 r1/2 Sweden SWE DQ
AC h2 r1/2 Vietnam VIE DQ