The French talked some serious smack about the American 4×100 relay team. Their best swimmer had this to say:
The Americans? We’re going to smash them. That’s what we came here for.
The Americans had other plans. In what could have been the greatest swim relay I’ve ever seen, the Americans edged the French by .08 seconds. Watching Jason Lezak chase down Alain Bernard. Bernard had at least a half-body length lead on the final 50, but Lezak turned on the afterburners to catch him. Great stuff. Totally worth staying up for this evening. 🙂