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Tokyo Olympics: USA defend 4x100 Freestyle Relay crown

Team USA, led by Caeleb Dressel, shrugged off Italy to continue their dominance in the event.

Tokyo Olympics: USA defend 4x100 Freestyle Relay crown

Saketh Ayyagari

Updated: 27 July 2021 5:57 AM GMT

Team USA proved too strong for the rest of the competition as they defended their men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay swimming crown in 3:08.97.

The top seed from the heats, Team Italy, fell short in the end and settled for second place with 3:10.11. Team Australia finished in third with 3:10.22 and took home the bronze.

Caeleb Dressel joined the Team USA ranks for the final, after sitting out of the heats. The 24-year old, a part of the 2016 gold-winning team as well, flew out of the blocks and swam the first leg in just 47.26s, setting the tone for a resounding victory.

The relay final was the last gold medal event of the day in swimming at the Tokyo Olympics.

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