Meanwhile, the United States team fell to fourth place without a medal, behind the British, Russians and Australians.
TOKYO – The British relay team was proclaimed this Wednesday the new Olympic champion of the test of 4×200, after winning with a time of 6: 58.58, a new record of Europe, in a final in which United States, winner in the last four Games, could not get on the podium.
Lacking figures of the stature of Ryan lochte, Conor dwyer and, above all, the legendary Michael Phelps, the North American team had to surrender to the push of the British team.
A team that had already shown its potential in this test with the double signed on Tuesday by Tom dean Y Duncan scott in the final of the 200 free.
Precisely, the two swimmers in charge of opening and closing a relay that were in charge of completing James guy Y Matthew richards.
A luxury quartet with which Britain, who already occupied the first position midway through the test, won gold ahead of Russia, silver with a time of 7: 01.81, and of Australia, that with a great last post of Thomas neill, snatched the bronze medal from United States, which had to settle on this occasion with the fourth place.