World Record From Denmark, American Record From USA in 200 Medley Relay at Worlds – Video

Denmark 200 Medley Relay World Record Doha 2014

DOHA – Denmark kicked off the third night of action with a world record in the women’s 200-meter medley relay at the FINA World Short Course Championships. Watch Race Video

Denmark’s Mie Nielsen (26.39), Rikke Moller Pedersen (29.56), Jeanette Ottesen (24.09) and Pernille Blume (24.00) threw down a sizzling time of 1:44.04 for the win.  That lowered the previous world record of 1:45.92 set by Denmark in 2013.

Team USA’s Felicia Lee (26.37), Emma Reaney (29.42), Claire Donahue (25.33) and Natalie Coughlin (23.80) couldn’t overcome the dominant butterfly leg by Ottesen, but still managed to take second in 1:44.92.  That performance crushed the American record set by the U.S. in prelims of 1:46.82.

That’s a huge revision of the American record in the event, considering the mark stood at 1:49.71 heading into this morning since first being set 14 years ago.

France’s Mathilde Cini (26.61), Charlotte Bonnet (30.29), Melanie Henique (25.20) and Anna Santamans (23.79) closed out the podium with a third-place time of 1:45.89.

China (1:46.15), Italy (1:46.47), Brazil (1:46.47), Russia (1:46.50) and Japan (1:46.72) also competed in the finale.




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Scheduled Events

  • Women’s 200 medley relay finals
  • Men’s 50 back semis
  • Women’s 100 free finals
  • Men’s 50 fly semis
  • Women’s 200 back finals
  • Men’s 200 breast finals
  • Women’s 50 fly finals
  • Men’s 400 free finals
  • Women’s 100 breast semis
  • Women’s 100 IM finals
  • Men’s 50 free finals
  • Women’s 400 free finals
  • Men’s 200 IM finals
  • Women’s 400 free relay finals

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