Australia has clinched another medal in the pool, winning bronze in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay in a tight finish at the Tokyo Olympics.
Alexander Graham, Kyle Chalmers, Zac Incerti and Thomas Neill finished behind gold medal-winners Great Britain and Russia with silver on Wednesday.
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Australia were just a fingertip behind the Russians (7:01.81), finishing with a time of 7:01.84.
“It’s unbelievable for my first games. We knew it was going to be a tight race. It was top notch,” Graham told Channel 7.
Great Britain were more than three seconds ahead, blitzing the field in 6:58.58.
Chalmers, the reigning 100m Olympic champion, dragged the Australian team back into medal contention with stunning second leg.
After Graham touched in seventh, Chalmers powered into third at the halfway stage.
Incerti then held ground in a pack trailing well behind the Brits, with Australia fourth when Neill entered for the last leg.
The 19-year-old then produced a class swim under pressure.
Neill clocked the fastest split of all the Australians to not only hold off the United States for the bronze medal, but almost pinch silver from the Russians.
Australia’s swimmers have now won four gold medals, one silver and four bronze at the Tokyo pool.
The result for Australia came just an hour after Ariarne Titmus won her second gold, again beating Katie Ledecky to win the 200m freestyle.
– With AAP