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.
In a thrilling final round, China took home the gold medal with a time of 3:11.08, followed by Italy at 3:12.08 and the USA at 3:12.29. Other teams competing in the final included Great Britain, Hungary, Greece, Serbia, and Spain.
China’s Pan Zhanle made headlines by breaking the world record for the men’s 100 freestyle while leading off the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay. His new record-breaking time of 46.80 surpassed the previous record set by David Popovici in 2022. Zhanle’s split comparison showed that he was faster than Popovici at the