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Swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Individual Medley

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 6, 2016

Gold: JPN Kosuke Hagino
Silver: USA Chase Kalisz
Bronze: JPN Daiya Seto


Japan’s [Kosuke Hagino] was 2014 World Swimmer of the Year before sitting out the 2015 season with an elbow injury. However, he had recovered well and came to Rio as the clear favorite in this event. Also favored for medals were his teammate, [Daiya Seto], the two-time defending World Champion, and American [Chase Kalisz], who had won the US Olympic Trials. Hagino and Kalisz were the only swimmers to better 4:10 in the 2016 season coming in to Rio.

The event was missing US swimmers [Ryan Lochte] and [Michael Phelps], who had dominated it for the past decade. Lochte failed to make the US team in this event while Phelps elected not to swim the 400 IM.

The chalk came through, as Hagino won the gold medal in 4:06.05, setting an Asian record. Kalisz was just behind in second place, while Seto won the bronze medal another three seconds behind.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kosuke Hagino 21 Japan JPN Gold
2 Chase Kalisz 22 United States USA Silver
3 Daiya Seto 22 Japan JPN Bronze
4 Max Litchfield 21 Great Britain GBR
5 Jay Litherland 20 United States USA
6 Thomas Fraser-Holmes 24 Australia AUS
7 Travis Mahoney 26 Australia AUS
8 Joan Lluís Pons 19 Spain ESP
9 Richard Nagy 23 Slovakia SVK
10 Wang Shun 22 China CHN
11 Gergely Gyurta 24 Hungary HUN
12 David Verrasztó 27 Hungary HUN
13 Jérémy Desplanches 21 Switzerland SUI
14 Alexis Santos 24 Portugal POR
15 Brandonn Almeida 19 Brazil BRA
16 Luca Marin 30 Italy ITA
17 Michael Meyer 23 South Africa RSA
18 Johannes Hintze 17 Germany GER
19 Gal Nevo 29 Israel ISR
20 Federico Turrini 29 Italy ITA
21 Sebastien Rousseau 25 South Africa RSA
22 Christoph Meier 23 Liechtenstein LIE
23 Raphaël Stacchiotti 24 Luxembourg LUX
24 Pavel Janeček 22 Czech Republic CZE
25 Pedro Pinotes 26 Angola ANG
26 Luís Vega 17 Cuba CUB
AC Jacob Heidtmann 21 Germany GER DSQ