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Swimming at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney International Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 19, 2000
Date Finished: September 19, 2000

Gold: AUS Australia
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: NED Netherlands

Summary

If the 4 x 100 metres freestyle relay had an epic, the double distance relay turned into a cakewalk for Australia and the only real excitement concerned by how much they were going to beat the world record - the answer turned out to be 1.74 seconds. Behind the dominant Australians the next four teams were separated by a third of a second with the USA edging out the fast finishing Dutch team for the silver medal. A sign of the strength of the Australian team was that they could afford to pick Grant Hackett and Daniel Kowalski only for the heat swims.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Australia AUS Gold
2 United States USA Silver
3 Netherlands NED Bronze
4 Italy ITA
5 Great Britain GBR
6 Germany GER
7 Canada CAN
8 Russia RUS
9 Romania ROU
10 Hungary HUN
11 Denmark DEN
12 Belarus BLR
13 Brazil BRA
14 Ukraine UKR
15 Greece GRE
AC r1/2 Kyrgyzstan KGZ DQ