Though Jin­son's tim­ing

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would have given him gold at Rio, this par­tic­u­lar Olympics fi­nal was un­usu­ally slow ow­ing to a highly tac­ti­cal race in which no one pushed the pace, choos­ing in­stead to re­serve energy for a sprint fin­ish. The heats and semi­fi­nals saw faster tim­ings.

Cen­trowitz's tim­ing would not have won him a medal in the pre­ced­ing five Olympics. Ex­clud­ing Rio, the slow­est tim­ing to win bronze in the event in the pre­ced­ing five Olympics is 3:36.72 at At­lanta 1996.

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