medley relay


Definition of medley relay

: a relay race in swimming in which each member of a team uses a different stroke

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Recent Examples on the Web To close out the ninth night of swimming, the medley relay team of Hannah Aspden, Evansville’s Mikaela Jenkins, Long and Morgan Stickney came from behind to win the United States’ first gold medal in the event since 2004. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Sep. 2021 The only event Dressel failed to win all week was the new 4x100 mixed medley relay, though that was no fault on his own. Paul Newberry, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Aug. 2021 The only event Dressel failed to win all week was the new 4x100 mixed medley relay, though that was no fault on his own. Paul Newberry, ajc, 1 Aug. 2021 The Americans also are the two-time defending Olympic champions in the women’s 4x100 medley relay, but will be challenged by an Australian women’s team that had won five gold medals as of Friday. Mark Heim |, al, 30 July 2021 Shortly after winning his seventh medal of these Olympics, Phelps gives up his spot in the medley relay to Crocker. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 20 Aug. 2021 Dressel finished off his Olympics with two more gold medals – five total – by winning the 50-meter freestyle and helping the U.S. set a world record in the 4 x 100 medley relay. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 9 Aug. 2021 After swimming in the 100m butterfly final and 50m freestyle semifinals, Dressel participated in the Olympic debut of the mixed-gender medley relay. Abigail Adams,, 8 Aug. 2021 Zach Apple finished off a 10-medal haul by Indiana University swimmers and divers by anchoring the United States to a gold medal and world record in the 400-meter medley relay. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of medley relay

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Medley relay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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