Sports Writing, 18 Dec (EFE) The Australian from Melbourne clocked 3:44.35 minutes.
The quartet, composed of Claire Curzon, Lily King, Tori Haske and Kate Douglas, lowered the previous universal record held by the North American team since November 2020 by 17 hundredths, with a time of 3:44.52.
An outstanding performance that put the United States ahead of Australia for the gold medal, silver with a time of 3:44.92 and ahead of bronze medalist Canada with a record of 3:46.22 minutes.
A victory in which brisista Lily King played a fundamental role, not only making up for the 1.07-second deficit with which she started in relation to the Canadian team, but also handing the baton to first-place Tory Haseke. 0.43 seconds on Canada and 0.88 seconds on Australia.
The difference is that Huske, in the butterfly relay, and Douglass, in the free swim, were in charge of expanding the Australian team’s lead by more than half a second -0.57- at the end of the trials.