The USA team of Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, Michael Phelps and Jason Lezak claimed the 4x100m medley crown in 3:29.34, the first sub 3:30, the last gold medal in the race pool at the Water Cube and an historic eighth gold medal for Superfish. The deed is done, Bob Bowman's masterpiece complete. Phelps once said that there were "no limits". Soaring beauty and excellence of the kind we have seen this week knows no bounds.
Australia took silver in 3:30.04 and Japan the bronze in 3:31.18.