The French men’sÂ relay swimÂ team had been talking smack this weekend about how they were going to “smash” the American team.Â The US team was not favored to win the 4×100-meter freestyle relay finalÂ … but they did, edging out the French last night by a fingertipÂ and setting a new world record in classic fashion.
Caption: Members of the U.S. relay team show their medals during an awarding ceremony after setting a world record to win the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay final in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 11, 2008. They are from left: Cullen Jones, Jason Lezak, Michael Phelps and Garrett Weber-Gale. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)
USA! USA! Â