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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


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.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsFinalRound One

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