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Swimming at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney International Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 22, 2000
Date Finished: September 23, 2000

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

Summary

After the disappointment of defeat in the freestyle relays, the US team badly wanted to avoid being shut out of gold in the medley relay. Their team appeared much stronger than their opposition as it included three individual medalists and a fourth place finisher – something their rivals could not call upon.

In the final Lenny Krayzelburg’s backstroke put Team USA into a healthy lead that Ed Moses extended to two seconds over the second leg. Australia rallied on the penultimate leg but Gary Hall, Jr. earned redemption for his 4 x 100 metres freestyle swim by extending the gap on the final leg. This kept the US streak of having won the event every time they had contested it. Australia had the consolation of silver with Germany back in third.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold
2 Australia AUS Silver
3 Germany GER Bronze
4 Netherlands NED
5 Hungary HUN
6 Canada CAN
7 France FRA
8 Great Britain GBR
9 Russia RUS
10 Sweden SWE
11 Ukraine UKR
12 Brazil BRA
13 South Africa RSA
14 Croatia CRO
15 Spain ESP
16 Switzerland SUI
17 Israel ISR
18 Argentina ARG
19 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
20 Cuba CUB
21 China CHN
22 Malaysia MAS
AC r1/2 Finland FIN DQ