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


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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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 is currently a university swimmer for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is studying economics. Along with swimming, he also loves hockey. He's in his 14th season as a competitive swimmer. Best Times - SCM (LCM) 50 FR - 24.56 (25.12) 100 FR - 53.58 (56.70) 200 FR - 1:56.07 (2:04.29) 1500 …

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