US smashes world record in men’s swimming relay

The United States has smashed the world record in an incredibly fast 4 x 100 meter men’s relay at the Beijing Olympics with a time of 3:08:24. Michael Phelps picks up his second gold medal and is on his way to breaking the record of most gold medals at a single Olympics.

France came second with a time of 3:08.32, in an incredibly tight finish. Australia picks up the bronze medal. What a spectacular race!

Gold medal: United States 3:08:24

Michael Phelps
Garrett Weber-Gale
Cullen Jones
Jason Lezak

Silver medal: France

Amaury Leveaux
Fabien Gilot
Frederick Bousquet
Alain Berard

Bronze: Australia

Eamon Sullivan
Andrew Lauterstein
Ashley Callus
Matt Targett


Derek - August 11, 2008 @ 11:53 am

The most amazing Olympic swimming relay I’ve ever seen. So much for talk France. Jason Lezak’s leg was unbelievable. If you didn’t see it live, you need to catch a replay. USA! USA! USA!

jean - August 11, 2008 @ 12:13 pm

yes it really was a great race.
USA owes everything to Lezak- if it weren’t for him they’d have lost.

but what happened to bernard? well i’m happy both ways. good job France and U.S.A!

Ashley - August 11, 2008 @ 12:17 pm

That is right France- you are second best!!

Katie - August 11, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

Michael Phelps is amazing!!!! The expression on his face when they got the gold was priceless!!!!!
Go USA!!!! and Congraduations!!

Mikey - August 11, 2008 @ 12:21 pm

That 400 free relay was phenomenal. Hands down the best relay of all time. Swimming and diving should televised regularly. Keep up the good work guys!

Joey - August 11, 2008 @ 12:30 pm

That was the most amazing swimming relay I have ever watched, that’s not saying much but I know that one was something special

Mike - August 11, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

Absolutely amazing! They beat a WR by 4s, it was an AMAZING *comeback* finish, AND it got Phelps his gold medal. This will certainly be one of the best races you will ever see. Go Team USA!!!

Ryan - August 11, 2008 @ 2:06 pm

Just remember it was all Lezak… he pulled it through for USA!

Jason - August 11, 2008 @ 3:44 pm

that was truly amazing. words can’t describe it. our family just cheered n cheered wen usa pulled off the win against france. so much for their trash talking. jason lezak true hero for team usa

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Tom Jones - August 11, 2008 @ 9:43 pm

That relay was so crazy. I’ve never seen a race like that before. Jason Lezak simply dominated in the water. No doubt about it the most exciting sporting event I’ve ever watched.

I love it.

Meagan - August 11, 2008 @ 11:24 pm

Hey Michael, Garrett, Cullen, and Jason!!!!! You guys ROCK!! You are so amazing and such an inspiration to me because our high school team, Plano West, has been losing to Plano ever since West was built. If you guys can beat the French we can defiantly beat Plano!
Thank you so Much and good luck on the rest of your events!!!!!


Shawn - August 12, 2008 @ 3:52 am

Congrats guys! WAY TO GO! Bring home more Gold! USA! USA! USA!

Melissa Mason - August 12, 2008 @ 8:29 am

USA Men’s Relay team…all of CT and the USA are so proud of you! It was the most exciting event of the olympics so far and made all of us so proud to be Americans. You showed France through your swimming who was the best and you fired up the whole country. I was in a venue where 3000 people stopped what they were doing to cheer you on. Thanks for an amazing race all of you! Go Michael Phelps. We are so proud of you all! Go USA!
Melissa from CT USA

Jeff - August 12, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

Very good race, very exciting!

Samantha - August 12, 2008 @ 5:58 pm

where can i watch the video of the race?

Mike - August 12, 2008 @ 6:01 pm

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