Team Canada Women Break Down Decisive 4×200 Free Relay World Title


Reported by Michael Hamann.

Women’s 4×200 free relay Final

  • World Record: 7:32.85 – Netherlands – 3 DEC 2014
  • Championship Record: 7:32.85 – Netherlands – 3 DEC 2014

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Canada: 7:32.96
  2. USA: 7:36.53
  3. China: 7:39.92
  4. Russia: 7:42.46
  5. Hungary: 7:47.04
  6. Germany: 7:47.13
  7. Brazil: 7:51.87
  8. Hong Kong: 8:03.67

The Canadian quarter of Summer McIntosh (1:54.30), Kayla Sanchez (1:52.97), Katherine Savard (1:54.01) and Rebecca Smith (1:51.68) nearly took down every record on the books to take the gold in 7:32.96. That swim comes just a tenth off of the World and Meet Record of 7:32.85 from the Netherlands in 2014.

The clear standout split on that relay is anchor Rebecca Smith coming home in 1:51.68, the fastest in the field by almost a full second. Smith was the silver medalist at these championships, going 1:52.24 to finish behind Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey.

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4 months ago

Wish Savard would have responded in her native French, in true Canadian Fashion.

4 months ago

Is there an interview with the Swedish team?

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