World Record Race Video: The Netherlands win 4×50 Freestyle Relay in Record Time, 1:34.24

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WOMEN’S 4 X 50 FREESTYLE RELAY – FINALS

Previous World Record: 1:35.64 – Netherlands – 2014

The Dutch women broke the women’s 4 x 50 freestyle relay in the prelims and returned to the pool tonight to do it once again winning the event in a time of 1:34.24. The team of Inge Dekker, Femke Heemkersk, Maud van der Meer and Ranomi Kromowidjojo posted a 1:35.74 this morning to erase the standard set by Denmark in 2013 and dramatically improved on that once again this evening.

Inge Dekker – 24.09
Femke Heemskerk – 23.24
Maud van der Meer – 24.03
Ranomi Kromowidjojo – 22.88

The Americans had a half second lead going into the final 50 meters, but Kromowidjojo put up an impressive split of 22.88 to blow away the competition.

The Americans finished second in a time of 1:34.61 followed Denmark who collected the bronze posting a time of 1:35.48.

The Italians finished fourth in a time of 1:35.78 followed by France who touched in a 1:36.32.

The Chinese finished seventh posting a 1:38.58 followed by Japan who recorded a 1:38.76 and Brazil who finished in a time of 1:38.78.

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If Natalie Coughlin was the anchor the U.S. would’ve had a better shot at winning.

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