2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- All sports: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
- Pool swimming: Sunday, July 21 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
- The Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, Korea
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Led by a career-best split from Federica Pellegrini, the Italian women set a new National Record in the 400 medley relay to close out the 2019 World Championships from Gwangju.
The team was just under three-tenths (0.27) off of their record pace through the fly leg, but Pellegrini split almost eight-tenths better than last year to give them the record by half a second.
|Italy, 2018 Euros||Italy, 2019 Worlds|
|Zofkova – 59.86||Panziera – 59.77|
|Castiglioni – 1:06.50||Carraro – 1:06.87|
|di Liddo – 57.34||di Liddo – 57.33|
|Pellegrini – 53.30||Pellegrini – 52.53|
Pellegrini hadn’t broken 53 seconds on a relay coming into this meet, but has now done so twice. She closed off the mixed medley relay, which was also a National Record, in 52.76.
Italy finishes the competition with a total of four new relay records, along with 10 individual.
The American women won gold in the event in the fastest time in history at 3:50.40, led by Regan Smith‘s individual world record on the lead-off leg in 57.57, and Australia (3:53.42) and Canada (3:53.58) won silver and bronze.