Simone Manuel 

Simone Manuel 

Chan Fan, Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. has broken their own world record in the women's 4x100m medley relay at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest on Sunday. The American team of Kathleen Baker,  Lilly King, a, Simone Manuel and Kelsi Worrell  posted a winning time of 3:51.55 in the final to win the gold medal.  

The U.S. lowered their own world record which was previously set at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. That year, Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer and Allison Schmitt posted a world record time of 3:52.05 which stood until Sunday. 

Four other Americans won the gold medal in the women's 4x100 medley relay on Sunday. Olivia Smoliga, Katie Meili, Sarah Gibson and Mallory Comerford represented the U.S. in the heat and had the fastest time of 3:55.95.

In the final,  Russia won the silver medal with a time of 3:53.38. Australia won the bronze medal with a time of 3:54.29. The U.S. reached the podium by 3.31 seconds. Canada was in fourth place with a time of 3:54.86.