Records Fall As Americans, Canadians Go 1-2 In Women’s Medley Relay

2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Multiple records fell tonight in the women’s 4×100 medley relay, with the American women setting a new Championship Record in 3:47.89 and the Canadians a new National Record in 3:48.87. The Americans won gold and Canada took silver.

The Championship Record by the Americans erased the 2010 record of 3:48.29 set by China, and the Canadians took the 2009 record of 3:49.45 off the books.

The American women won their third relay event of the meet, also claiming the 4×100 free and 4×50 medley. The Canadian women won their third relay medal, adding to the pair of golds they have from the 4×50 and 4×200 free.

Swimming for USA was Ali DeLoof, Lilly King, Kelsi Worrell and Mallory Comerford, and swimming for Canada was Kylie MasseRachel Nicol, Katerine Savard and Penny Oleksiak. Notably, Worrell swam the race just minutes after getting into a collision in the warm-down pool that required stitches. Her split of 55.48 on fly was the 2nd fastest in the field.

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Danjohnrob

Wow, every relay gold medal on the women’s side went to a North American athlete, but only half went to the US! I doubt that’s happened before!

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James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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