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Zach Apple anchors Team USA to Olympic gold medal in men’s 4x100 freestyle relay

Zach Apple of the United States men's 4x100m freestyle relay team celebrates after winning the...
Zach Apple of the United States men's 4x100m freestyle relay team celebrates after winning the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)(Martin Meissner | AP)
Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 10:43 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER) - Trenton native and former Edgewood High School standout swimmer Zach Apple won a gold medal in the men’s 4x100 freestyle relay at the Tokyo Olympics.

Swimming in his first Olympic Games, Apple anchored the relay, and recorded a relay-best split of 46.69. He had a 0.05-second exchange.

Team USA finished the relay in 3:08.97. Italy earned the silver medal, and Australia took bronze.

Apple, who starred at Auburn and later Indiana University, also will represent Team USA in the 100-meter freestyle.

Apple earned a spot on Team USA with a runner-up finish in the 100-meter freestyle during the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.

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