US swimmers set world record at short-course championships

Russia's Kirill Prigoda competes as he breaks the world record during the men's 200m breaststroke at the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Prigoda won gold and broke the record with a time of 2:00.16 (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Gold medalist and world record holder Russia's Kirill Prigoda poses during ceremonies at the men's 200m breaststroke during the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Prigoda broke the world record with a time of 2:00.16 (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

HANGZHOU, China — The United States has set a world record in the 4x50-meter mixed medley relay at the world short-course swimming championships.

Caeleb Dressel, Kelsi Dahlia, Michael Andrew and Olivia Smoliga won in 1 minute, 36.40 seconds, finishing .65 seconds ahead of the Netherlands.

American swimmers held the previous record of 1:37.17 set in Glasgow in 2013.

Also, Kirill Prigoda of Russia set a world record in the 200 breaststroke. Prigoda won in 2:16.

Koch held the previous record of 2:00.44 set in Berlin in 2016.

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