European Short Course Championships: Flash Mireia Belmonte Garcia Tops 400 IM World Record – Video Included

RIJEKA, Croatia, December 14. SPAIN's Mireia Belmonte Garcia knocked nearly a second off the women's 400 IM world record at the European Short Course Championships.

Belmonte Garcia scorched the finale with a time of 4:25.06 for the 103rd world record of the year. The performance cleared the global standard set by Julia Smit with a 4:25.87 in Toronto last month.

Alessia Filippi of Italy took second in 4:26.06, while compatriot Francesca Segat took third in 4:27.12.

Here are the comparative splits:
Belmonte Garcia: 29.60, 1:02.28 (32.68), 1:36.63 (34.35), 2:10.12 (33.49), 2:46.86 (36.74), 3:24.51 (37.65), 3:55.13 (30.62), 4:25.06 (29.93)
Smit: 28.88, 1:01.28 (32.40), 1:35.17 (33.89), 2:08.25 (33.08), 2:46.18 (37.93), 3:24.76 (38.58), 3:55.49 (30.73), 4:25.87 (30.38)

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Video of record-breaking swim!

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