US men disqualified at Swimming World Championships

The U.S. men's 400M medley relay team appeared to have locked up another gold medal when they touched first by nearly 1.5 seconds on Sunday. But due to an early start by Kevin Cordes on the second leg, the team was disqualified.

“A relay disqualification is not a particular individual’s fault,” said anchor Nathan Adrian. “It’s Team USA’s fault and it falls on all of our shoulders.

“If us four ever step up again, we’re never going to have a disqualification, that’s for sure. It will really motivate him. I don’t doubt if in the next couple years we’re going to have the fastest breaststroker in the world swimming for Team USA. This could be a catalyst for that.”