RACE VIDEO: Brazil Breaks 4 x 200 Free Relay World Record at 2018 Short Course Worlds

Jul 17, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Fans of Brazil cheer during the medal ceremony for the 100m breaststroke final the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
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The Brazilian team of Luiz Altamir Melo, Fernando Scheffer, Leonardo Coelho Santos and Brent Correia set a new World Record time in the 4 x 200 free relay at the 2018 Short Course Worlds. Their 6:46.81 broke Russia’s World record from 2010 and was led by Scheffer and Correia with their 1:40.99 and 1:40.98 splits. They were the only two swimmers in the field to break 1:41.

The Russian team took second and was also under their previous World Record. Efforts from Martin Malyutin, Mikhail Vekovishchev, Ivan Girev and Aleksandr Krasnykh combined for a 6:46.84. China earned the final podium spot with a 6:47.53 from Ji Xinjie, Xu Jiayu, Sun Yang and Wang Shun. They were also under the previous World Record in this race.

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3 comments

  1. Simone Clinton

    Parabéns! 🇧🇷 Congratulations! 🎉