Who will win the men’s 4×100 meter medley relay?
The medley relay is certainly one if the most exciting races of all time. At this year’s FINA World Swimming Championships Great Britain will try to defend the title acquired at the 2019 version. However, there is a huge absence: Adam Peaty.
As the Olympic Champion published on his YouTube channel and Instagram, he will be swing this competition due to an injury; which means that only 3/4 really swimmers from 2019 will be back.
Luke Greenback (backstroke), James Guy (butterfly) and Duncan Scott (freestyle) will race in Budapest to defend their world title.
Since 2019, Greenback has improved tremendously, by winning Olympic bronze in the 200 meter backstroke and silver at this same relay.
James Guy and Duncan Scott are swimmers with experience and always deliver high quality races, therefore GBR should be fine here. The question is, who will be doing breaststroke?
In my opinion, James Wilby is the best weapon that the British swimming team has. He has Olympic experience and was part of this same relay at Tokyo (swan at prelims only). He has been on the biggest stage and has been able to manage the pressure.
His best time in the 100 meter breaststroke is 58-mid which should be fast enough to make the British team very competitive.
The biggest threat for this team are the current Olympic Champions: USA.
Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew, Caeleb Dressel and Brooks Curry are the team to beat.
Last update: May, 2022
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