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 final round saw China take home gold in the men’s relay race with a time of 3:11.08, while Italy finished in second place at 3:12.08 and the USA came in third at 3:12.29. Other teams that competed in this event included Great Britain, Hungary, Greece, Serbia, and Spain.
Pan Zhanle of China made history by breaking the world record for men’s freestyle while leading off in the men’s relay race. His new time of 46.80 surpassed his own previous record set earlier in the year.
Zhanle’s impressive swim was a marked improvement from his performance in morning qualifications, where he had a much slower split on anchor leg.
Zhanle’s strong showing in final round demonstrates his exceptional skill and determination as a sprinter.
This victory marked China’s first-ever medal finish in men’s freestyle relay race at World Aquatic Championships.
Overall, it was an exciting day for swimming enthusiasts around the world as they watched some of