Olympic Record 400m Individual Medley 2008 Beijing Olympics Michael Phelps (USA) August 9, 2008 Time: 4:03.84
World Record 400m Individual Medley Michael Phelps (USA) August 9, 2008 Time: 4:03.84
The Olympic 400m men freestyle record is 3:40.59 by Ian Thrope.
It stands for individual medley because it has all four strokes. There for its a medley
Men's 400m Individual Medley
2004 Athens: 4×200m freestyle relay - gold (1) 200m individual medley - silver (2) 2008 Beijing: 400m individual medley - bronze (3) 4×200m freestyle relay - gold (4) 200m backstroke - gold (5) 200m individual medley - bronze (6) 2012 London: 400m individual medley - gold (7) 4x100m freestyle - silver (8) 4X200m freestyle - gold (9) 200m backstroke ? 200m individual medley ? So far he has a total of 9 Olympic medals however I am posting this during the 2012 Olympics so there are potentially more to come for 2012.
Individual Medley (abbreviated to Medley or IM) is when a swimmmer swims butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle (in that order) in the same race. So 100m medley in a 25m pool would be one length on each stroke. Official medley events incllude 100m (25m on each storke) 200m (50m on each stroke) , and 400m (100m on each stroke)individual medley (200m and 400m olympic events). 600 medley is not an event that officially exists but it would comprise of: 150m butterfly, 150m backstroke, 150m breaststroke and 150m freestly (in that order) continuosly.
Michael Phelps won the men's 400 meter individual medley gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
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