Sweden Posts New Swedish National Record in 400 Medley Relay at 2015 FINA World Championships

Sarah Sjostrom -world-championships
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The relay team of Yuanhui Fu (59.29), Jinglin Shi (1:05.56), Ying Lu (56.56) and Duo Shen (53.00) from China posted a combined time of 3:54.41 to claim the gold medal in the women’s 400-meter medley relay. The foursome were just over two seconds away from the current meet record of 3:52.19 set by China at the 2009 World Championships in Rome.

Sweden’s relay team of Michelle Coleman (1:00.74), Jennie Johansson (1:05.63), Sarah Sjostrom (55.28) and Louise Hansson (53.59) turned in a combined time of 3:55.24 for the silver medal. The group of four also succeeded in taking down the Swedish National Record of 3:56.04 in the event which was previously set in 2014 at the European Championships. Of the four, only Hansson was not on the 2014 relay.

Emily Seebohm (58.81), Taylor McKeown (1:07.38), Emma McKeon (57.59) and Bronte Campbell (51.78) of Australia eared the bronze medal with a final time of 3:55.56, improving upon their time of 3:57.95 in prelims.

The USA fell to fourth in the event with a final time of 3:56.76.

Denmark finished fifth in the event with a 3:57.61, while Canada was a close sixth at 3:57.96.

Great Britain and Japan were both disqualified.

Women 400 Med Finish

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1 comment

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    Johnny Boy

    In fact, Sweden did not only break the Swedish national record but the European record as well.