USA Takes Down World Record in Women’s 400 Medley Relay

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The USA’s Kathleen Baker, Lilly King, Kelsi Worrell, and Simone Manuel teamed up to set a World Record in the 400 medley relay on day 8 of the 2017 FINA World Championships. Baker got the ball rolling on the backstroke split with a personal best 58.54 on the backstroke leg, marking the 5th fastest 100 back ever done by an American.

King (1:04.48) kept it close as she battled once again down the stretch with Russia’s Yuliya Efimova (1:04.03), but the Russians took the lead through the halfway mark. On the fly leg, Worrell pulled the USA into the lead with her 56.30, making way for 100 free champ Manuel (52.23) to finish things off as they finished in 3:51.55. That took a half second off the former World Record, which stood as a 3:52.05 done by the USA in 2012.

Team USA 4×100 Medley Relay World Record Splits

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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona and the University of Florida. She got her M.S. in Criminology from Florida State and seems exceptionally confused about which team she should cheer for during the college football season. Lauren is currently a coach at Loggerhead Aquatics …

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