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Swimming at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

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Events:

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.

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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 Kyrgyzstan KGZ DQ