European Short Course Championships: Flash! Germans Set Women’s 200 Medley Relay World Record

DEBRECEN, Hungary, December 15. ALTHOUGH the record is not recognized by FINA, the German foursome of Janine Pietsch (27.19), Janne Schaefer (29.64), Annika Mehlhorn (26.52) and Britta Steffen (23.32) surpassed the women's 200 medley relay record at the European Short Course Championships.

The German quartet clocked a time of 1:46.67 to clear the previous record of 1:47.44 set by the Netherlands in Trieste in 2005.

Meanwhile, Sweden's team of Magdalena Kuras, Hanna Westrin, Anna-Karin Kammerling and Josefin Lillhage placed second in 1:48.07, while France's squad of Laure Manaudou (27.13), Anne Sophie Le Paranthoen, Alena Popchanka and Malia Metella finished third in 1:48.39.

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