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US Quartet Best In Rio Fast Lane

Sep 23, 2012

The United States continued too stamp its authority on world swimming as four sprinters spoiled the party for hosts Brazil at the Raia Rápida [Fast Lane] dash duel in Rio. Adam Mania, Mike Alexsandrov, Eugene Godsoe and Josh Schneider clocked 1:38.07 in the 4x50m medley relay, the winning time in an event only swum shorst-course in championship waters - and then only in Europe. The mark was inside the previous best ever, 1:38.81, clocked by an Australian quartet at a sprint special Down Under in April 2010. There is no world record for the 4x50 medley, the Rio event a made-for-TV moment.