Team USA Breaks World Record in Women’s 400 Medley Relay Win

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Team USA’s Courtney Bartholomew, Katie Meili, Kelsi Worrell and Simone Manuel set the world record in the women’s 400-meter medley relay at the 2015 Duel in the Pool.

In a dogfight against the European All Stars, Team USA put up a 3:45.20 to win the event and clip the world record of 3:45.56 set by the U.S. back in 2011.

The European All Stars of Katinka Hosszu, Yuliya Efimova, Jeanette Ottesen and Ranomi Kromowidjojo took second in 3:45.46.

Hosszu broke the U.S. Open record in the 100 back with a 55.71 leadoff.  That’s lower than the 55.97 set by Natalie Coughlin to leadoff the former world record.

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Running Team Score: USA 67, Euro 48


  • Women’s 400 IM
  • Men’s 400 IM
  • Women’s 100 free
  • Men’s 100 free
  • Women’s 200 back
  • Men’s 200 back
  • Women’s 200 breast
  • Men’s 200 breast
  • Women’s 100 fly
  • Men’s 100 fly
  • Women’s 400 free
  • Men’s 400 free
  • Women’s 400 medley relay
  • Men’s 400 medley relay


  1. Niles Keeran

    Watch out Australia, USA has you in their sights in Rio 2016!!!

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      Gee, what a scintillating insight, Mr Keeran !! I’d hope those sights are sufficiently focused enough to also locate SWE & CHN as AUS was only 3rd in the W4XMED in Kazan !!

  2. Dave Nicholson

    Very impressive by all of these women.