individual medley

noun

Definition of individual medley

: a swimming race in which each contestant swims each part of the course with a different stroke

Examples of individual medley in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Collazo Torres, a junior, placed sixth in the 200 individual medley with a 1:53.43 time and Trinity Prep diver Nicholas Santiago placed third (416.50). Buddy Collings, orlandosentinel.com, 9 Nov. 2021 Earlier this week, the 32-year-old athlete won gold in the women's 200-meter individual medley SM7, with fellow American Ahalya Lettenberger winning silver. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, 30 Aug. 2021 Alongside the 25-time Paralympic medalist, team USA rookie Haven Shepherd also competed in her first Games in the 200m individual medley SM8. Naledi Ushe, PEOPLE.com, 28 Aug. 2021 Borke won the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley race. Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2021 American Michael Andrew was fastest in the 200 individual medley trials in 1:56.40. San Francisco Chronicle, 28 July 2021 The first medals are set to be awarded in swimming with Americans Emma Weyant and Chase Kalisz among the favorites for gold in the women's and men's 400-meter individual medley finals. USA TODAY, 24 July 2021 According to the official Tokyo 2020 Olympics site, the 18-year-old was originally set to swim in the men's 200-meter and 400-meter individual medley events. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, 22 July 2021 That includes dropping about eight seconds from his 200 individual medley time from Minneapolis. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 23 June 2021

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First Known Use of individual medley

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2021

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“Individual medley.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/individual%20medley. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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