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Breaking the Barrier: China Takes Gold in Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay at World Aquatic Championships


Feb 11, 2024
Pan Zhanle from China sets new world record with a time of 46.80 in 4×100 freestyle relay lead off.

The 2024 World Aquatic Championships kicked off with the Day 1 Finals Heat Sheet of events. The start lists for the Women’s 4×100 Free Relay and Men’s 4×100 Free Relay were announced.

In the Men’s 4×100-meter Freestyle Relay Final, the world record of 3:08.24 is held by the USA. The championship record is also held by the USA at 3:09.06, and the 2023 World Champion for this event was Australia, with a time of 3:10.16.

The men’s division of this event saw some incredible swims, as Pan Zhanle of China broke the world record for both LCM and SCM in a men’s sprint event, earning him a $30,000 USD bonus for setting the World Record. Zhanle had a much slower split on his anchor leg in the morning but demonstrated exceptional skill and determination in sprint swimming during his final round swim.

China took home gold in this event with a time of 3:11.

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