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Britain wins mixed 4x100m medley relay at Tokyo Olympics, breaks world record

Sports Saturday 31/July/2021 09:21 AM
By: xinhua
Britain wins mixed 4x100m medley relay at Tokyo Olympics, breaks world record
Anna Hopkin of Great Britain competes during the mixed 4x100m medley relay final of swimming at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo: Britain won their second swimming team gold in the mixed 4x100m medley relay at the Tokyo Olympic Games in a world record time here on Saturday.

Coming from behind to clock 3:37.58 for the top prize, British swimmers Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Anna Hopkin joined efforts to slice 0.43 seconds off the previous world record held by China.

Team China, comprised of Xu Jiayu, Yan Zibei, Zhang Yufei and Yang Junxuan, finished in 3:38.86 for the silver, edging world champion Australia by 0.09 seconds.