The USA quartet of Ryan Murphy (backstroke), Cody Miller (breaststroke), Michael Phelps (butterfly), and Nathan Adrian (freestyle) continue USA’s dominance in the 4x100 Medley Relay. Since the event was first introduced in 1960 Rome games, USA has won the Gold every time.
Ryan Murphy set a new World Record leading off the relay. The United States then had to fend off a strong challenge by Great Britain. Phelps gave Adrian a ~0.5 second lead and Adrian finished strong to earn the Americans a new Olympic Record.
Holy Moly @ryan_f_murphy!!!! New 100 back world record!!!— Natalie Coughlin (@NatalieCoughlin) August 14, 2016
For swimming the butterfly leg of the prelim, Tom Shields have won his first Olympic medal.
Ryan Murphy finishes his first (of likely many) Olympic games with 3 Golds and a World Record. Nathan Adrian won 4 medals (an Olympic high for him) - two Golds in relays and two Bronzes in individual events. Tom Shields is the latest 1st time Calympian swimmer to earn a medal. In fact, every USA swimming Calympian has won a medal with the exception of Jacob Pebley who came close (5th in 200 Back). That’s 10 Olympic medalists out of 11.
The Men’s 4x100 Medley Relay concludes a highly successful Rio 2016 swimming competitions for Cal Aquatics. Golden Bears won a total of 20 medals in 13 events in swimming alone.
Calympians Medal Count:
(Through Men’s 4x100 Medley Relay)
13 Golds, 4 Silvers, 4 Bronze
7 Golds, 3 Silvers, 4 Bronze
*Runge is not one of the 50 Calympians on the Cal Athletics list, so our Calympian medal count may differ from their