United States win men’s 4x100m swimming medley relay

SHANGHAI — The United States won the men’s 4×100 metres medley relay at the world swimming championships yesterday.

The US clocked three minutes, 32,06 seconds to win gold ahead of Australia, who took silver in 3:32,36, while Germany claimed the bronze in 3:32,60.

Elizabeth Beisel of the United States won the women’s 400 metres individual medley title at the world swimming championships.

Beisel clocked four minutes, 31.78 seconds to win gold ahead of Hannah Miley of Britain who took silver in 4:34,22, while Olympic champion Stephanie Rice of Australia claimed the bronze in 4:34,23.

China’s Sun Yang broke Grant Hackett’s long-standing men’s 1 500 metres freestyle world record in winning the gold medal at the world swimming championships.

Sun clocked 14 minutes, 34.14 seconds to beat the 14:34,56 set by the now retired Hackett at the 2001 Fukuoka world championships to claim gold ahead Canadian silver medallist Ryan Cochrane, who clocked 14:44.46, while Hungary’s Gergo Kis won bronze in 14:45,66.

Britain’s Liam Tancock retained his men’s 50 metres backstroke title.

Tancock clocked 24,50 seconds to win gold ahead of Camille Lacourt of France, who took silver in 24,57, while Gerhard Zandberg of South Africa claimed the bronze in 24,66.

Therese Alshammar of Sweden won the women’s 50 metres freestyle title at the world swimming championships.

Alshammar clocked 24,14 seconds to win gold ahead of Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands, who took silver in 24,27, while fellow Dutchwoman Marleen Veldhuis of the Netherlands claimed bronze in 24,49.

Ryan Lochte of the United States completed the individual medley double at the world swimming championships.

Lochte clocked four minutes, 7,13 seconds to win gold, his fifth of the championships, ahead of compatriot Tyler Clary, who took silver in 4:11.17, while Japan’s Yuya Horihata claimed the bronze in 4:11,98. —Reuters

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