Men’s 4x100m Free: France Wins Epic Battle Against USA


As at the 2012 Olympics in London, France and USA fought an epic battle and as in the British capital, the quartet from Gaul managed to get the gold in what was perhaps the most spectacular final of this first day of finals. The French won in 3:11.18, while the North Americans (who got the gold on 11 occasions at the World Championships) had to settle for silver in 3:11.42 – the key for the victory was an amazing third leg by Fabien Gilot, who swam the 100m free in an impressive 46.90, the fastest of the final.

At the same time, Anthony Ervin (USA) clocked 47.44, while the last leg was even worse for the USA: Feigen’s 48.23 were clearly slow against Stravius’ 47.59. It is the first title for France (swimming with Yannick Agnel, Florent Manadou, Fabien Gilot and Jeremy Stravius) in this event at the FINA World Championships.

XD motion's X track and X fly 2D covered the Gold medal win for the French 4x100m team.


The Host Broadcaster (HB) tve is producing all international multilateral signals in High Definition (16:9) and following 50Hz specifications. The HDTV signal standard is 1485 Mbps 1080i/50 SMPTE-292M, with up to eight embedded audio. SD VandA Package can also be made available to RHBs at the IBC upon specific request.

All audio is produced Surround Sound 5.1 with all eight channels embedded in the HD stream. International Sound for Radio is produced as stereo only, and is available to the RHBs in the IBC, as part of their package, in MADI format (AES10-64 channels), or analogue pairs upon request.


SSM (Super Slow Motion) & HSSM (High Super Slow Motion) Cameras
The HB is utilizeing Super Slow Motion (SSM) and High Speed Super Slow Motion (HSSM) cameras across the venues during the FINA World Championships. The HSSM cameras provide spectacular action ranging from 600 to 1000 frames per second.


Specialty cameras
The HB is utilize a number of specialty cameras systems as part of its overall production plan (aerial cameras, underwater cameras, track-cams, dive-cams, gyro-stabilized systems...). These cameras are provided by XD motion and are enhancing the coverage of the sports, while also capturing the ambiance of the crowd and the atmosphere at the venues.


Beauty cameras
Three Beauty cameras in HDTV (1920H/1080V), no audio, are offered as isolated feed. They are located in the following city hotspots:
Beauty Cam 1: Palau Sant Jordi venue (shot from Montjuïc Olympic Stadium)
Beauty Cam 2: Barcelona Port area (shot from the World Trade Centre building)
Beauty Cam 3: Barcelona city (shot from Collserola Telecommunications Tower)