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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The Russian men set a new National Record in the final of the 400 medley relay on the last night of the 2019 World Championships, becoming the fifth country in history to break the 3:29 barrier en route to the bronze medal.
The quartet of Evgeny Rylov, Kirill Prigoda, Andrei Minakov and Vlad Morozov put up a time of 3:28.81 to knock off their previous mark of 3:29.76 from the 2017 Championships in Budapest.
Minakov, who had a breakout performance with an individual silver in the 100 fly, is the only new member of the record-setting team. Aleksandr Popkov swam the butterfly leg two years ago.
Rylov and Prigoda were both over three-tenths faster than they were in Budapest, and then Minakov topped Popkov’s split by six-tenths in 50.54. Morozov was over three-tenths slower than he was previously but was still the third-fastest in the field.
Minakov was also the second-fastest in the field.
|Russia, 2017 Worlds||Russia, 2019 Worlds|
|Rylov – 52.89||Rylov – 52.57|
|Prigoda – 59.02||Prigoda – 58.68|
|Popkov – 51.16||Minakov – 50.54|
|Morozov – 46.69||Morozov – 47.02|
The British men won gold in a new European Record of 3:28.10, led by a blazing 46.14 anchor from Duncan Scott, while the Americans took second in 3:28.45. They received the fastest fly leg ever from Caeleb Dressel in 49.28.
Russia is now the fifth-fastest country in the history of the event. They came in ranked seventh.
ALL-TIME PERFORMERS, MEN’S 400 MEDLEY RELAY
- United States (Peirsol, Shanteau, Phelps, Walters), 3:27.28 – 2009
- Great Britain (Greenbank, Peaty, Guy, Scott), 3:28.10 – 2019
- Germany (Meeuw, Feldwehr, Starke, Biedermann), 3:28.58 – 2009
- Australia (Delaney, Rickard, Lauterstein, Targett), 3:28.64 – 2009
- Russia (Rylov, Prigoda, Minakov, Morozov), 3:28.81