HANGZHOU, China (AP) — The United States has set a world record in the 4x50-meter mixed freestyle at the world short-course swimming championships. The U.S. team of Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held, Mallory Comerford and Kelsi Dahlia won in 1 minute, 27.89 seconds, ahead of the Netherlands and Russia.
The Americans beat the previous world record of 1:28.39 set by the Netherlands in Copenhagen in 2011. Dahlia and Comerford also helped the U.S. set a world record in the women's 4x50 medley, combining with Olivia Smoliga and Katie Meili for a time of 1:42.38. China was second with the Netherlands third.
The previous record of 1:43.27 was set by the U.S. in Canada in 2016.
More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
In order to enable essential services and functionality on our site and to collect data on how visitors interact with our site, products and services we use tools such as cookies. By using our website, you agree to our use of these tools for advertising and analytics. More Info