WATCH: USA Women Smash 4x100m Medley Relay World Record

2017 FINA World Championships

July 23-30, 2017
Budapest, Hungary
Dagály Aquatics Arena

Women 4x100m Medley Relay -- FINAL
World Record: 3:51.55 -- USA, 2017
Championship Record: 3:51.55 -- USA, 2017
American Record: 3:51.55 -- USA, 2017

1.) United States -- 3:51.55 (WORLD RECORD)
2.) Russia -- 3:53.38
3.) Australia -- 3:54.29
4.) Canada -- 3:54.86
5.) Sweden -- 3:55.28
6.) China -- 3:57.69
7.) Great Britain -- 3:59.51
8.) Italy -- 3:59.98

With a lineup featuring medalists in each of their respective 100's this week, the United States was in a strong position to give this world record a go. Thanks to splits from Kathleen Baker (58.54), Lilly King (1:04.48), Kelsi Worrell (56.30), and Simone Manuel (52.23) Team USA closed out the meet with gold in a world record-setting time of 3:51.55. Going into the freestyle leg they were actually about a half of a second off pace, but Manuel isn't the Olympic champion, World champion, and American record holder in the 100m freestyle for nothing. Behind a blazing 1:04.03 breaststroke leg from Yulia Efimova -- the fastest in the field -- Russia got in for the silver medal in a time of 3:53.38. Australia rounded out the podium for bronze in 3:54.29.​


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