Wednesday, August 13, 2008
♥ AUSTRALIAN WOMEN WIN FREESTYLE RELAY GOLD MEDAL!! ♥
(BEIJING, August 14) -- The Australian team of Stephanie Rice, Bronte Barratt, Kylie Palmer and Linda Mackenzie took gold in Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final with a record breaking time of 7:44.31. The Chinese team of Yang Yu, Zhu Qianwei, Tan Miao and Pang Jiaying took the silver medal in 7:45.93. Taking the bronze medal, the United States team of Allison Schmitt, Natalie Coughlin, Caroline Burckle and Katie Hoff also came in under the world record at 7:46.33.
The former world record of 7:50.09 was set by the United States in Melbourne, Australia on March 29, 2007.