FINA World Championships 2019: US swimmers set new world record to clinch gold in women's 4x100m medley relay event

The quartet of Regan Smith, Lilly King, Kelsi Dahlia and Simone Manuel helped the U.S. better their own world record of 3:51.55 en route to the 2017 world title in Budapest.

Reuters July 29, 2019 08:17:58 IST
FINA World Championships 2019: US swimmers set new world record to clinch gold in women's 4x100m medley relay event
  • The United States clinched gold in the women’s 4x100m medley relay final at World Championships

  • US set a world record of three minutes and 50.40 seconds to grab the gold medal

  • Australia (3:53.42) took silver, while Canada (3:53.58) took bronze.

Gwangju: The United States set a world record of three minutes and 50.40 seconds in the women’s 4x100m medley relay final at the world championships on Sunday.

The quartet of Regan Smith, Lilly King, Kelsi Dahlia and Simone Manuel helped the U.S. better their own world record of 3:51.55 en route to the 2017 world title in Budapest.

In the lead-off leg, Smith set a backstroke world record of 57.57 seconds.

Australia (3:53.42) took silver, while Canada (3:53.58) took bronze.

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