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Rio 2016: Murphy, Adrian, Shields (prelim) win Gold in Men’s 4x100 Medley Relay, Murphy set new World Record in 100 Back

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Calympians add 3 more medals in the last swimming event of the Rio 2016 games.

Swimming - Olympics: Day 8
Two Golden Bears help Michael Phelps go out on top while setting a new Olympic Record. Ryan Murphy also set a new World Record in 100 Back.
Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images

If this is indeed the last Olympic race for Michael Phelps, two Golden Bears (Ryan Murphy and Nathan Adrian) have helped him to go out on top.

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.

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)

By Individuals:

13 Golds, 4 Silvers, 4 Bronze

By Events:

7 Golds, 3 Silvers, 4 Bronze

Dana Vollmer (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay, Bronze from Women’s 100 Fly, Gold from Women’s 4x100 Medley Relay

Abbey Weitzeil (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay, Gold from Women’s 4x100 Medley Relay

Nathan Adrian (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay, Bronze from Men’s 100 Free, Bronze from Men’s 50 Free, Gold from Men’s 4x100 Medley Relay

Anthony Ervin (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay, Gold from Men’s 50 Free

Kathleen Baker (USA) - Silver from Women’s 100 Back, Gold from Women’s 4x100 Medley Relay

Ryan Murphy (USA) - Gold from Men’s 100 Back, Gold from Men’s 200 Back, Gold from Men’s 4x100 Medley Relay

Josh Prenot (USA) - Silver from Men’s 200 Breast

Missy Franklin (USA) - Gold from Women’s 4x200 Free Relay

Cierra Runge (USA)* - Gold from Women’s 4x200 Free Relay

Olivier Siegelaar (Netherlands) - Bronze from Men’s Eight

Tom Shields (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Medley Relay

*Runge is not one of the 50 Calympians on the Cal Athletics list, so our Calympian medal count may differ from their

GO BEARS!