Australian Olympic team’s 4×100 medley relay upsets US fans who accuse team of cheating

The sensational victory of the Australian women’s swimming team in the 4x100m medley relay has upset American fans with some accusing the golden girls of cheating.

Emma McKeon, Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges and Cate Campbell beat their American opponents by 0.13 seconds to take gold in Sunday’s race.

Concerned American fans immediately took to Twitter to claim that the narrow win was only possible because Campbell cheated by jumping into the water before McKeown hit the end wall during the final changeover.

Officials stated that Campbell actually started her 0.04 seconds after McKeon touched the wall, and therefore the switch was legal.

The sensational victory of the Australian women's swim team in the 4x100m medley relay has left US fans sore with some accusing the golden girls of cheating

The sensational victory of the Australian women’s swim team in the 4x100m medley relay has left US fans sore with some accusing the golden girls of cheating

Emma McKeon, Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges and Cate Campbell beat their American opponents by 0.13 seconds to take gold in Sunday's race

Emma McKeon, Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges and Cate Campbell beat their American opponents by 0.13 seconds to take gold in Sunday's race

Emma McKeon, Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges and Cate Campbell beat their American opponents by 0.13 seconds to take gold in Sunday’s race

“Australia has been deceived outright,” tweeted one American fan. “Should have been a disqualification. Shameful.’

Another added: ‘Campbell jumped in the water too early!’

“Australia dove in early!” another tweeted. ‘Nobody took it! Americans were cheated out of gold!’

‘BS. How did Australia’s last swimmer leave the summit?’ added another.

The baseless allegations of cheating from US fans became uncomfortable after the US men’s team’s questionable behavior in their relay just minutes later.

Concerned American fans immediately took to Twitter to claim the narrow win was only possible because Campbell cheated by jumping into the water before McKeon touched the end wall during the final switch.

Concerned American fans immediately took to Twitter to claim the narrow win was only possible because Campbell cheated by jumping into the water before McKeon touched the end wall during the final switch.

Concerned American fans immediately took to Twitter to claim the narrow win was only possible because Campbell cheated by jumping into the water before McKeon touched the end wall during the final switch.

Olympic legend Ian Thorpe wondered if one of their swimmers was ignoring the rules by leaving the pool before his competitors finished the race.

Thorpe, among others who commented on the race, were quick to notice the faux pas, but the footage of the incident remains inconclusive.

American swimmer Zach Apple led his team to victory in the final leg of the race, closely followed by Great Britain with Italy in third.

The athlete swam the fastest freestyle leg of the field with 46.95 seconds.

When a cheering Apple is helped out of the pool and begins to celebrate with teammates Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew and Caeleb Dressel, commentators wonder if the athlete has broken a long-standing rule.

Their comments came after the US men's team was put in the spotlight for their questionable behavior in the 4x100m relay.

Their comments came after the US men's team was put in the spotlight for their questionable behavior in the 4x100m relay.

Their comments came after the US men’s team was put in the spotlight for their questionable behavior in the 4x100m relay.

However, Australian commentators have questioned whether Apple flouted Olympic rules by leaving the pool before its competitors finished the race.

However, Australian commentators have questioned whether Apple flouted Olympic rules by leaving the pool before its competitors finished the race.

However, Australian commentators have questioned whether Apple flouted Olympic rules by leaving the pool before its competitors finished the race.

“Thorpie, I think you’re wondering if they were all ready before Zach Apple got out of the pool,” noted one commenter.

“Your toe must be in the water, is the rule,” confirms Thorpe.

Channel Seven’s footage is inconclusive, as the coverage celebrates a close-up of the US team, making it impossible for viewers to compare the exact moment Apple climbed out.

Thorpe and his fellow commentators, however, would have seen everything from their comment box and could better assess the situation.

The US proved its dominance in the 4x100m and never lost the men’s medley at an Olympics.

Luke Greenbank, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Scott took silver, finishing 0.73 seconds behind the US, who set a world record time of three minutes, 26.78 seconds.

As a cheering Apple (left) is helped out of the pool and begins to celebrate with teammates Ryan Murphy (right), Michael Andrew and Caeleb Dressel, commentators wonder if the athlete has broken a long-standing rule

As a cheering Apple (left) is helped out of the pool and begins to celebrate with teammates Ryan Murphy (right), Michael Andrew and Caeleb Dressel, commentators wonder if the athlete has broken a long-standing rule

As a cheering Apple (left) is helped out of the pool and begins to celebrate with teammates Ryan Murphy (right), Michael Andrew and Caeleb Dressel, commentators wonder if the athlete has broken a long-standing rule

“Thorpie, I think you’re wondering if they were all ready before Zach Apple got out of the pool,” polls one commenter

The win for the US was Caeleb Dressel’s second win on Sunday, having previously won the 50m freestyle, capping off a sensational Games for the 24-year-old, who has collected five golds in Japan and now seven. times in general.

It comes as Australia won three gold medals in the space of two hours on a historic day for our athletes at the Tokyo Olympics.

Logan Martin made history as the first-ever gold medalist in freestyle BMX after the sport made its Olympic debut.

The young father, 27, from the Gold Coast wowed viewers at home with an incredible display of tricks.

Previously, the golden girls of the pool in Australia broke records and made an entire country happy with another great morning.

Logan Martin made history as the first-ever gold medalist in freestyle BMX after the sport made its Olympic debut

Logan Martin made history as the first-ever gold medalist in freestyle BMX after the sport made its Olympic debut

Logan Martin made history as the first-ever gold medalist in freestyle BMX after the sport made its Olympic debut

Emma McKeon won two gold medals in the space of 45 minutes to become Australia's most successful Olympic athlete of all time

Emma McKeon won two gold medals in the space of 45 minutes to become Australia's most successful Olympic athlete of all time

Emma McKeon won two gold medals in the space of 45 minutes to become Australia’s most successful Olympic athlete of all time

Emma McKeon won two gold medals in the space of 45 minutes to become Australia’s most successful Olympic athlete of all time.

The 27-year-old won the 50m freestyle in an Olympic record before claiming her fourth gold medal of the games in the women’s 4x100m medley.

Australia’s second gold of the day, and ninth of the Games, came after a blistering anchor leg from superstar Cate Campbell.

McKeon is now Australia’s most successful Olympian ever with 11 medals at two Games, including seven in Tokyo.

Australia also took its 14th gold in sailing on Sunday, when Matt Wearn only had to finish without disqualification to confirm the win in the Laser class.

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