Preferred Australians can do nothing against teams from China and the United States and can swim for bronze.
Just minutes after his Olympic victory in the 200-meter butterfly, Yufi Zhang has another reason to cheer. As part of the Chinese relay in the 4 x 200m freestyle, 23-year-old Jun Xuan won the gold medal along with Yang, Muhan Tang and bronze medalist Pingji Li. The Chinese swam side by side with the most famous Australians from the beginning. In the 200 and 400 meters freestyle, dual Olympic champion Ariarn Ditmus, Emma McCain, Madison Wilson and Leah Neil failed to rock their competitors. Final swimmer Neil had nothing to do with China’s Li in the final 200m, with the Chinese team swimming for Olympic gold in 7: 40.33 minutes and improving the world record held by the Australians in 1.17 seconds.
The Australians had to let the Americans go over the last 100 meters with final swimmer Katie Ledecky. In the fastest race in which the first three teams swam under the old world record, the United States won silver in 7: 40.73 minutes over Australia (7: 41.29 minutes).
Slower than forward
The German team could not tell in awarding medals. In the same order on Wednesday, Isabel Goss, Leonie Gulman, Mary Beatrushka and Annika Brune swam 1.83 seconds slower than the opening run and finished sixth in 7: 53.89 minutes. Halfway through the race, the DSV women finished seventh until Beatrushka made a place as the third swimmer. Final swimmer Brown held that position and brought the team to the finish line in sixth.
4 x 200m freestyle, women
July 29, 2021
Tokyo Aquatics Center
|1||China||7: 40,33 (WR)|
|2||United States||7: 40,73|
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