Record swim

Central Leader - - Sport -

Swim­mer Orinoco Faa­mausili-Banse-Prince and his team­mates smashed the New Zealand record for the 4 x 100 re­lay in Bei­jing on Sun­day.

But the time of 3m15.41s, around two sec­onds un­der the pre­vi­ous record, wasn’t enough to see them through to the fi­nals.

The team, made up of Orinoco, Mark Her­ring, Cameron Gib­son and Willy Ben­son, were 11th fastest, with only the top eight teams go­ing through to the fi­nal.

The United States won gold in the event, in a time of 3m:08.24s. France picked up the sil­ver while Aus­tralia snatched the bronze medal.

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