Relay Records Galore At FINA World Masters Championships

Photo Courtesy: David Rieder

The records continued to fall at the 2017 FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Five new world records were set throughout the day of relays, with several championship records falling as well. Take a look at all the records that were broken at the meet below.

320-359 Age Group

The German men’s squad of Gunter Kallenbach, Jurgen Paul Schubert, Gottfried Klaring, Wolfgang Sieber set a new championship record in the 200 medley relay with a 2:59.09.

280-319 Age Group

The German team of Ruth Stubert, Monika Ingrid Senftleben, Angelika Radau, and Brigitte Merten set a new women’s world and championship record in the 200 free relay with a 2:29.53. That same team would also go on to set a new championship record in the 200 medley relay as well in 2:52.11.

The Hungarian men’s relay of Laszlo Csaba, Attila Banhidy, Jozsef Csikany, and Ferenc Erdelyi set a new championship record in the men’s 200 free relay with a 2:01.28. The Brazilian men’s team of 2:16.15 Jose Orlando Loro, Antonio Orselli, Paulo Motta, Jose Guisard Ferraz set a new championship and world record in the 200 medley relay with a 2:16.15.

United States team of Richard Burns, Laura Val, Nancy Ridout, and Tate Holt set a new world and championships record in the mixed 200 free relay with a 2:05.58. Val, Burns, and Ridout would then join Rick Meyerhoff to set a new championship record in the mixed 200 medley relay with a 2:25.50.

240-279 Age Group

The South African team of Tim Shead, Andre Steynberg, Roothman Andre Johan, and Graeme Fiser set a new championship record of 1:49.16 in the men’s 200 free relay and the men’s 200 medley relay (2:01.52).

200-239 Age Group

The Norwegian team of Lise Lothe, Anette Ekberg Sorensen, Janne Urdal Thornstensen, and Bente Rist set a new championship record in the 200 medley relay with a 2:11.41.

The German team of Michelle Ware, David Bryant, Mike Hodgson, and Lynda Coggins set a new world and championship record of 1:59.99 in the mixed 200 medley relay.

160-199 Age Group

The Russian Team of Aleksandr Shilin, Sergei Medvedev, Aleksei Manzhula, and Vladimir Predkin set a new world and championship record in both the 200 free relay (1:34.92) and 200 medley relay (1:45.47).

120-159 Age Group

The Brazilian team of Carla Horst Vaine, Karine Volpe, Estefania Milanez, and Marina Fructuozo set a new championship record in the 200 medley relay in 2:03.60.

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    Sergey

    200-239 mixed medley relay that set the new record are British and not German as stated in this article

Author: James Sica

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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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