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Great Britain win first-ever mixed 4x100m medley relay

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Great Britain win first-ever mixed 4x100m medley relay

Time for the inaugural final of the mixed 4x100m medley relay.

This is bound to be an exciting, intriguing, tactical race. Of note: Adam Peaty swims breaststroke for Great Britain. Caeleb Dressel anchors on freestyle for USA.

As a reminder, they go back-breast-fly-free in the medley relay.

Start lanes: ROC in 1, Italy 2, China 3, Great Britain 4, USA 5, Australia 6, Netherlands 7, Israel 8.

Kira Toussaint (NED) is the quickest to react. At 50, it’s Ryan Murphy (USA) in the lead.

Really close between the four who started with men, Thomas Ceccon (ITA) closing out the back in the lead, but here comes Peaty, making up the ground for Great Britain (who opened with Kathleen Dawson).

The Italians lead from China and ROC at 200, but now their female swimmers take to the pool. James Guy (GBR) cut it close on the reaction time, as did Torri Huske (USA).

China just ahead but Guy has caught the leaders! Great Britain into the lead on the last 100 with Anna Hopkin.

All eyes on Dressel, who is pushing hard. But that is a huge gap for him to make up.

The U.S. aren’t going to do it! Hopkin sees Great Britain home in a new world record 3:37.58!

Silver to China, bronze to Australia as Emma McKeon – fresh off the OR in the 50 free – overtakes Federica Pellegrini (ITA).

James Guy split 50.00 seconds flat on the butterfly!

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