US swimmers set world record at short-course championships

December 13, 2018
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Silver medalist USA's Caeleb poses during ceremonies for the men's 100m butterfly during the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

HANGZHOU, China (AP) — The United States has set a world record in the 200-meter mixed medley relay at the world short-course swimming championships.

Caeleb Dressel, Kelsi Dahlia, Michael Andrew and Olivia Smoliga won in 1 minute, 36.40 seconds, finishing 0.65 seconds ahead of the Netherlands.

American swimmers set the previous record of 1:37.17 in Glasgow in 2013.

Also, Kirill Prigoda of Russia set a world record in the 200 breaststroke. Prigoda won in 2:00.16.

Koch held the previous record of 2:00.44 set in Berlin in 2016.


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