Aussie Women Set New 400 Relay Record:

Not only did they get a win in their home country, they also set a new record in the 400 Free Relay.

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, the Aussie foursome took first, beating out the second place Canadians by four seconds. Shayna Jack, Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon, and Cate Campbell finished the relay with a time of 3:30.05. That broke the world record they set at the 2016 Olympics, when the four took home the gold medal with a time of 3:30.65, with the only difference in the lineup Brittany Elmslie instead of Jack.

The highlight of the relay was Cate Campbell. She swam the anchor leg of the relay with a time of 51 seconds even. That split was also a new world record, and was a second faster than the split Campbell swam at the 2016 Olympics. Your text to link… Prior to that, Campbell’s best leg in the 400 Free Relay was 51.59, which she swam at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Bronte and McKeon ended up swimming legs of under 53 seconds. The record setting victory by the Australian Women is certainly a good rebound from last year’s performance at the Commonwealth Games, where they finished second behind the Americans. The swimming portion of the Commonwealth Games ends April 10th.

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