Australia win women's 4x100 medley relay gold

Updated: 22 August 2008 09:13 IST

Australia has defeated the United States to win the women's Olympic 4x100-meter medley relay in a world-record time.

Australia win women's 4x100 medley relay gold

Beijing:

Australia has defeated the United States to win the women's Olympic 4x100-meter medley relay in a world-record time.

Emily Seebohm, Leisel Jones, Jess Schipper and Libby Trickett touched in 3 minutes, 52.69 seconds Sunday, lowering the old mark of 3:55.74 set by Australia at last year's world championships in Melbourne. The Aussies won for the second consecutive Olympics.

The U.S. team of Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni, Christine Magnuson and Dara Torres earned the silver in 3:53.30. Minutes earlier, Torres, a 41-year-old mother swimming in her fifth Olympics, had finished second in the 50 free.

China's team of Zhao Jing, Sun Ye, Zhou Yafei and Pang Jiaying took the bronze in 3:56.11.

Topics : Swimming Australia
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