Swimming at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay

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Women's 4 x 100 metre medley
at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships
Dates July 30, 2011 (heats and final)
Competitors 81 from 17 nations
Winning time 3:52.36
Medalists
gold medal    United States
silver medal    China
bronze medal    Australia
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The women's 4 x 100 metre medley competition of the swimming events at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships was held on July 30 with the heats and the final.

The American team consisting of Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer, and Missy Franklin won the gold in an Americas record time of 3:52.36.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.

Name Nation Time Location Date
World record
Championship record
Zhao Jing (58.98)
Chen Huijia (1:04.12)
Jiao Liuyang (56.28)
Li Zhesi (52.81)
 China 3:52.19 Rome August 1, 2009

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

17 teams participated in 3 heats.[1]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 3 4  United States Elizabeth Pelton (1:00.19)
Rebecca Soni (1:04.97)
Christine Magnuson (57.54)
Amanda Weir (54.25)
3:56.95 Q
2 3 6  Russia Anastasia Zuyeva (59.53)
Yuliya Yefimova (1:06.31)
Irina Bespalova (58.77)
Veronika Popova (54.47)
3:59.08 Q
3 3 5  China Gao Chang (1:01.07)
Sun Ye (1:07.12)
Jiao Liuyang (57.82)
Li Zhesi (53.43)
3:59.44 Q
4 2 4  Australia Stephanie Rice (1:01.47)
Leisel Jones (1:06.71)
Alicia Coutts (57.21)
Merindah Dingjan (54.23)
3:59.62 Q
5 2 5  Great Britain Georgia Davies (1:00.15)
Kate Haywood (1:08.19)
Jemma Lowe (57.28)
Amy Smith (54.03)
3:59.65 Q
6 1 4  Japan Aya Terakawa (1:00.40)
Satomi Suzuki (1:07.15)
Yuka Kato (58.40)
Haruka Ueda (54.13)
4:00.08 Q
7 3 3  Canada Sinead Russell (1:00.16)
Jillian Tyler (1:07.70)
Katerine Savard (57.91)
Chantal van Landeghem (54.95)
4:00.72 Q
8 2 3  Germany Jenny Mensing (1:01.30)
Sarah Poewe (1:07.24)
Sina Sutter (58.65)
Daniela Schreiber (53.71)
4:00.90 Q
9 1 3  Denmark Mie Nielsen (1:01.73)
Rikke Pedersen (1:07.49)
Jeanette Ottesen (58.07)
Pernille Blume (54.31)
4:01.60
10 1 5  Sweden Sarah Sjöström (1:01.24)
Joline Höstman (1:08.71)
Martina Granström (58.27)
Ida Marko-Varga (54.49)
4:02.71
11 2 7  Netherlands Femke Heemskerk (1:01.30)
Moniek Nijhuis (1:08.64)
Inge Dekker (58.27)
Maud van der Meer (54.99)
4:03.20
12 2 6  Spain Duane da Rocha (1:01.27)
Marina Garcia Urzainque (1:08.65)
Judit Ignacio Sorribes (59.03)
Maria Fuster (55.03)
4:03.98 NR
13 3 2  France Alexianne Castel (1:01.30)
Sophie de Ronchi (1:08.57)
Aurore Mongel (59.65)
Camille Muffat (54.53)
4:04.05
14 1 6  Italy Elena Gemo (1:02.65)
Chiara Boggiatto (1:08.21)
Ilaria Bianchi (59.05)
Federica Pellegrini (54.83)
4:04.74 NR
15 1 2  South Africa Karin Prinsloo (1:01.30)
Suzaan van Biljon (1:09.10)
Vanessa Mohr (58.43)
Leone Vorster (56.14)
4:04.97
16 1 7  Finland Anni Alitalo (1:04.37)
Jenna Laukkanen (1:08.93)
Emilia Pikkarainen (1:00.90)
Hanna-Maria Seppala (54.27)
4:08.47 NR
17 3 7  Brazil Etiene Medeiros (1:04.27)
Carolina Mussi (1:14.32)
Daynara de Paula (1:00.12)
Tatiana Lemos (55.81)
4:14.52
2 2  South Korea DNS

Final[edit]

The final was held at 19:45.[2]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4  United States Natalie Coughlin (59.12)
Rebecca Soni (1:04.71)
Dana Vollmer (55.74)
Missy Franklin (52.79)
3:52.36 AM
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3  China Zhao Jing (59.24)
Ji Liping (1:06.27)
Lu Ying (56.77)
Tang Yi (53.33)
3:55.61
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6  Australia Belinda Hocking (59.91)
Leisel Jones (1:06.18)
Alicia Coutts (56.69)
Merindah Dingjan (54.35)
3:57.13
4 5  Russia Anastasia Zuyeva (59.13)
Yuliya Yefimova (1:05.91)
Irina Bespalova (58.61)
Veronika Popova (53.73)
3:57.38 NR
5 7  Japan Aya Terakawa (1:00.02)
Satomi Suzuki (1:06.30)
Yuka Kato (57.55)
Yayoi Matsumoto (53.97)
3:57.84
6 2  Great Britain Georgia Davies (59.95)
Stacey Tadd (1:09.14)
Ellen Gandy (57.97)
Francesca Halsall (54.03)
4:01.09
1  Canada Sinead Russell (59.69)
Jillian Tyler (–)
Katerine Savard (–)
Julia Wilkinson (–)
DSQ
8  Germany Jenny Mensing (1:01.21)
Sarah Poewe (–)
Sina Sutter (–)
Daniela Schreiber (–)
DSQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 4 x 100 metre medley relay (heats)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2011-07-29.
  2. ^ "2011 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 4 x 100 metre medley relay (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2011-07-29.[permanent dead link]

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