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United States sets 2 world records at short-course swimming event

The United States set a world record in the 4 x 50-metre mixed freestyle at the world short-course swimming championships. The U.S. team of Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held, Mallory Comerford and Kelsi Dahlia won in 1 minute, 27.89 seconds, ahead of the Netherlands and Russia.

Americans beat the record formerly set by the Netherlands in 2011

Caeleb Dressel was part of the U.S. team that set a world record in the 4 x 50-metre freestyle event at the world short-course swimming championships. (Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

The United States has set a couple world records at the world short-course swimming championships.

The U.S. 4 x 50-metre mixed freestyle team of Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held, Mallory Comerford and Kelsi Dahlia won in 1 minute, 27.89 seconds, ahead of the Netherlands and Russia.

The Americans beat the previous world record of 1:28.39 set by the Netherlands in Copenhagen in 2011.

Watch the U.S. mixed freestyle team break the world record:

The U.S. team of Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held, Mallory Comerford and Kelsi Dahlia set a world record in the 4 x 50-metre mixed freestyle event, at the FINA world short-course swimming championships in Hangzhou, China. 7:04

Dahlia and Comerford also helped the U.S. set a world record in the women's 4x50 medley, combining with Olivia Smoliga and Katie Meili for a time of 1:42.38. China was second with the Netherlands third.

The previous record of 1:43.27 was set by the U.S. in Canada in 2016.

Watch the U.S. women's medley team break the world record:

The U.S. team of Olivia Smoliga, Katie Meili, Kelsi Dahlia and Mallory Comerford set a world record in the 4 x 50-metre medley relay, at the FINA world short-course swimming championships in Hangzhou, China. 7:24

Watch the FINA short-course World Championships from Hangzhou, China:

Catch all the action as the world's best swimmers compete in Hangzhou, China. 2:28:34

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