DEBRECEN, Hungary, December 16. The Swedish foursome of Petter Stymne (21.41), Marcus Piehl (20.97), Per Nylin (21.15) and Stefan Nystrand (20.66) eclipsed the country's own world record in the men's 200 freestyle relay at the European Short Course Championships. Notably, the event is not recognized by FINA.
The quartet clocked a swift time of 1:24.19 to blow past the 1:24.89 global standard set by Sweden in Helsinki in 2006.
"To clock a world record again in the last race of the European Championships is simply great," Nystrand told local reporters.
France's team of Antoine Galavtine, Alain Bernard, David Maitre and Amaury Leveaux took second in 1:24.19, while Germany's contingent of Steffen Deibler, Stefan Herbst, Johannes Dietrich and Thomas Rupprath placed third in 1:26.46.