World Record Race Video: Watch Heemskerk Split 50.58 on The Netherland WR 4×100 Relay

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WOMEN’S 4×100 FREESTYLE RELAY – PRELIMS

2012 World Champ: 3:31.01 – United States
2010 World Champ: 3:28.54 – Netherlands
Meet Record: 3:28.54 – Netherlands – 2010
World Record: 3:28.22 – Netherlands – 2008

The night started with a women’s relay record, why not end the night with a women’s relay record. The Dutch team made up of Inge Dekker, Femke Heemskerk, Maud van der Meer and Ranomi Kromowidjojo won the women’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay in a time of 2:26.53 taking down the world record of 3:28.22 set by another team from the Netherlands in 2008.

They also beat a world’s best of 3:27.53 which was set by a European All-Star team in 2011.

Netherlands 2014
Inge Dekker – 52.39
Femke Heemskerk – 50.58
Maud van der Meer – 52.55
Ranomi Kromowidjojo – 51.01

Netherlands 2008
Hinkelien Schreuder – 52.88
Ranomi Kromowidjojo – 52.12
Inge Dekker – 52.24
Marleen Veldhuis – 50.98

European All-Stars 2011
Jeanette Ottesen – 52.39
Fran Halsall – 51.37
Aliaksandra Herasimenia – 52.21
Ranomi Kromowidjojo – 51.36

The American team consisting of Natalie Coughlin, Abbey Weitzeil, Madison Kennedy and Shannon Vreeland finished second in a time of 3:27.70 breaking the American record of 3:28.46 set in 2011.

The Italians finished third in a time of 3:29.48 just ahead of the Danish team that posted a 3:29.86.

The Chinese finished fifth followed by the Japanese that posted a time of 3:32.31.

The Brazilians finished seventh in a time of 3:33.93 followed by the Germans who touched in a time of 3:34.71.

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That converts to a 45.56 in SCY’s…that’s unreal.

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