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Dec. 4, 2014

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DOHA, Qatar-Olympic gold medalist and former Virginia swimming standout Matt McLean (’11) captured gold as part of the United States men’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay Thursday (Dec. 4) at the FINA Short Course World Championships.

McLean was the third leg of the U.S. relay that included Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Tyler Clary. The Americans came from behind to win in a time of 6:51.68, with Clary out-touching Italy’s Filippo Magnini by 0.12. Russia was third, while South Africa claimed fourth.

This is McLean’s fifth senior international gold medal as part of the U.S. men’s 4x200m free relay. McLean won his fourth gold at the Pan Pacific Championships in August. He won Olympic gold with the 4x200m free relay in 2012 and also earned gold with the same relay at the 2012 FINA World Short Course Championships and 2013 FINA World Championships.

McLean is set to compete in the men’s 400-meter freestyle Friday (Dec. 5).

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