Canada’s Markus Thormeyer, left to right, Brent Hayden, Yuri Kisil and Joshua Liendo huddle together following a fourth place finish in the men’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, July 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada’s Markus Thormeyer, left to right, Brent Hayden, Yuri Kisil and Joshua Liendo huddle together following a fourth place finish in the men’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, July 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Mission’s Brent Hayden just misses podium at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Canadian men’s 4x100 metre freestyle swim team sets national record, but finishes in fourth

Mission’s Brent Hayden and his teammates on the Canadian men’s 4×100 metre freestyle swim team set a new national record, but failed to capture a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Hayden and his squad finished with a Canadian record-breaking time of 3:10.82 which earned them a fourth-place finish, just behind the bronze-winning team from Australia which finished in 3:10.22.

The United States repeated as the gold-medal winner in the event on Sunday night with a time of 3:08.97 while Italy was second finishing in 3:10.11.

Hayden, 37, a three-time Olympian, led the way for the Canadian team, which also included Joshua Liendo Edwards, Yuri Kisil, and Markus Thormeyer.

Hayden, who announced his retirement nearly a decade ago, made an amazing comeback and qualified to compete in the 2020 Games.

Results:

1. United States (Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Bowe Becker, Zach Apple): 3:08.97

2. Italy (Alessandro Miressi, Thomas Ceccon, Lorenzo Zazzeri, Manuel Frigo): 3:10.11

3. Australia (Matthew Temple, Zac Incerti, Alexander Graham, Kyle Chalmers): 3:10.22

4. Canada (Brent Hayden, Joshua Liendo Edwards, Yuri Kisil, Markus Thormeyer): 3:10.82

5. Hungary (Kristof Milak, Szebasztian Szabo, Richard Bohus, Nandor Nemeth): 3:11.06

6. France (Maxime Grousset, Florent Manaudou, Clement Mignon, Mehdy Metella): 3:11.09

7. Russian Olympic Committee (Andrei Minakov, Vladislav Grinev, Vladimir Morozov, Kliment Kolesnikov): 3:12.20

8. Brazil (Bruno Correia, Pedro Spajari, Gabriel Santos, Marcelo Chierighini): 3:13.41

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