Race Video: Watch USA Break Universiade Record in 400 Free Relay

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Race videos are now available from the first night of finals at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

Here is footage of the Universiade record set by the American women in the 400-meter free relay:

Original report:

Team USA clipped Russia’s Universiade record of 3:38.15 from 2013 with a blistering time of 3:38.12 for the win.

Abbey Weitzeil (54.78), Shannon Vreeland (54.34), Madeline Locus (54.95) and Lia Neal (54.05) managed to give Team USA its second gold medal of the evening in a dominant fashion to win by more than three seconds.

Japan’s Yui Yamane (55.07), Yasuko Miyamoto (55.63), Aya Sato (54.75) and Mari Sumiyoshi(55.70) placed second in 3:41.15.

Russia’s Polina Lapshina (56.17), Margarita Nesterova (54.68), Elizaveta Bazarova (55.63) andRozaliya Nasretdinova (54.86) closed out the podium with a bronze-winning 3:41.34.

China (3:41.99), Italy (3:42.89), Australia (3:43.73), Sweden (3:44.50) and Canada (3:44.90) also swam in the final.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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