US Olympic Swimming Team: 4 Reasons Why 4x100 Freestyle Silver Was Disappointing

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US Olympic Swimming Team: 4 Reasons Why 4x100 Freestyle Silver Was Disappointing
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It is very difficult to classify any silver-medal-winning Olympic performance as disappointing.

However, the U.S. 4x100 freestyle performance might be just that.

The Americans weren't even the gold-medal favorites going into the race (Australia was) but once the dust had settled, the U.S. swimming team was seemingly left with a sour-tasting silver.

So, where did it all go wrong?

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