The United States finished their 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo on a high note as Nathan Adrian chased down Japan’s Katsumi Nakamura on the anchor leg of the 4×100 medley relay. Adrian came home to give the United States the gold with a 3:30.20, out-touching Japan who got silver at 3:30.25. Australia was not far behind for bronze at 3:30.52.

Ryan MurphyAndrew WilsonCaeleb Dressel and Adrian closed their Pan Pacs campaign with the second gold medal for the American men in relays. They would have won all three if it were not for a disqualification in the 4×100 free relay last night.

Ryosuke IrieYasuhiro KosekiYuki Kobori and Nakamura finished in second, not far off their Japanese record of 3:30.19 from last year’s World Championships. Koseki had an impressive split just minutes after the 200 breast final. Irie also chased down Murphy on his leg, after both swimmers swam the 200 back earlier in the night.

Australia won the bronze medal with Mitch LarkinJake PackardGrant Irvine and Kyle Chalmers swimming for them.



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