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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


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.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold
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