French team claimed gold medal in the mixed 5 km relay at the 17th FINA World Championships. Team USA finished second, Italy took the third place.
France continued their success at the 17th FINA World Championships, particularly in open water swimming as four of their swimmers claimed gold in the team event on Thursday. The relay team featured Marc-Antoine Olivier, as well, who had won men's 5km on Saturday as well as Aurélie Muller who had triumphed in women's 10km on Sunday.
Muller claimed her third career gold medal in open water swimming at the World Championships, the highest number of medals ever claimed by a French woman. Concerning women, Viola Valli of Italy and Larisa Ilchenko of Russia both have won a record eight gold medals at the World Championships. Muller joined Laure Manaudou and Virginie Dedieu as the only French women to have taken three gold medals at the World Championships. Manaudou won hers in swimming, while Dedieu won hers in synchronised swimming.
France have now claimed four gold medals in Budapest, three in open water swimming and one in diving. This is France's best gold medal haul in open water swimming at a single World Championships.
Team USA finished second featuring the last two world champions of women’s 5 km race Haley Anderson and Ashley Twichell. The bronze medal was taken by Italy.