Australia Women Run Down Canada In 4×100 Medley Relay; Bronte Campbell Splits 51.57

Photo Courtesy: Steve Christo/Swimming Australia

The Australia team of Seebohm (59.52), Georgia Bohl (1:06.85), Emma McKeon (56.42), and Bronte Campbell (51.57) combined for a new Games record of 3:54.36 in a tight race with Canada.

The Canadian team of Masse, Kierra Smith, Penny Oleksiak, and Taylor Ruck grabbed silver after having control of the race through the 300 thanks to splits from Masse (59.02), Smith (1:06.68), and Oleksiak (56.86), but it wasn’t enough to hold off the charging Bronte Campbell down the stretch. Ruck, to her credit, was an impressive 52.54 on the end of the relay.

Grabbing bronze was the Welsh team of Davies, Chloe Tutton, Alys Thomas, and Kathryn Greenslade in 4:00.75.

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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