This Sunday, on the side of Birmingham and on the occasion of the Commonwealth Games, the Australians improved the world record of the 4×200 meters freestyle.
They hit a big blow in the pool. This Sunday, on the side of Birmingham, during the Commonwealth Games, the Australians broke the world record in the relay, and more precisely during the final of that of the 4×200 meters freestyle. This famous quartet was then, at that time, composed of Madison Wilson, Kiah Melverton, Mollie O’Callaghan and Ariarne Titmus. The latter being simply double Olympic champion in title on the distances of the 200 meters but also the 400 meters freestyle. Two titles gleaned no later than last summer, on the side of Tokyo in Japan. These four Australians brought this new world record for the 4×200 meters freestyle to 7’39″29, to win the title. As for the previous world record for this same relay, it dated back to last summer during the Tokyo Olympics in Japan.
Le Clos goes down in history
At that time, it was then China who had beaten him, in a time of 7’40″33. This Sunday, the podium of this same relay was completed by Canada, which won the silver medal, while England had to settle for the bronze. At these same Commonwealth Games, on the Birmingham side, again this Sunday, another swimmer had the opportunity to shine. Indeed, Olympic champion in 2012 in the 200-meter butterfly distance, near London in the United Kingdom, Chad Le Clos took second place in the final of the 200m freestyle distance, failing to 29 small hundredths of the Australian Lewis Clareburt. On this occasion, the South African entered the history of this prestigious event, winning his 18th medal. Or as much as the Englishman Michael Gault and the Australian Phillip Adams, both specialists in sports shooting. A record.