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U.S. sets world record in women's 4x100m medley relay at FINA Worlds

(Xinhua)    14:11, July 29, 2019

Gold medalists, swimmers of the United States celebrate after the women's 4x100m relay final at the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, on July 28, 2019. Team U.S. set a new world record with 3 minutes 50.40 seconds. (Xinhua/Xia Yifang)

GWANGJU, South Korea, July 28 -- The United States set a new world record of three minutes and 50.40 seconds in the women's 4x100m medley relay on the final day of the 18th World Championships here on Sunday.

The U.S. quartet broke the previous record of 3:51.55, set by the U.S. team itself in Budapest two years ago.

The United States lost to Australia in the two previous women's relays here, including the 4x100m freestyle and the 4x200m freestyle.

Australia took the silver in 3:53.42 in the 4x100m medley final, and Canada came third in 3:53.58 to win the bronze. China ended the race in fifth place at 3:57.11.


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