July 27, 2019 / 1:31 PM / 2 months ago

Swimming: U.S. set world record, win mixed 4x100m freestyle relay gold

GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) - The United States set a world record of three minutes and 19.40 seconds in the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay final at the world championships on Saturday.

The quartet of Caeleb Dressel, Zach Apple, Mallory Comerford and Simone Manuel helped the U.S. better their own world record of 3:19.60 set en route to the 2017 world title in Budapest.

Australia (3:19.97) took silver while France (3:22.11) claimed bronze.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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