Hungary Upsets Favorited Team USA By 0.01 in Men’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay, Sets World Junior Record

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Men’s 4×200 Free Finals

Hungary’s team of Richard Marton, Milak, Balazs Hollo, and Nemeth shocked the crowd in the men’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay, out-touching the favorited Team USA by 0.01 to finish with the gold medal. Team Hungary combined for a time of 7:10.95, a new World Junior record as well as a championship record. The previous World Junior record had been set by the USA in Singapore in 2015, a 7:13.76. Patrick Callan, Jack LeVant, Carson Foster, and Trey Freeman III of Team USA finished with the silver medal this evening, stopping the clock in 7:10.96.

Russia’s team of Ivan Girev, Petr Zhikharev, Maksim Aleksandrov, and Martin Malyutin put together a swim of 7:11.39 for the bronze medal. Fourth place went to Australia’s relay team in 7:15.18, fifth place to Spain in 7:15.76, and sixth place to Poland in 7:21.37.

Rounding out the top eight relay teams in the event were Germany (7:23.81), and Brazil (7:34.79).

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