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Australia set world record, win women's 4x200 freestyle gold

Australia set world record, win women's 4x200 freestyle gold
Swimming - 18th FINA World Swimming Championships - Women's 4x200m Freestyle Victory Ceremony - Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, South Korea - July 25, 2019. Gold medallist Team Australia. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji   -   Copyright  KIM HONG-JI(Reuters)
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GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) – Australia set a world record of 7:41.50 in the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay final at the world championships on Thursday.

The quartet of Ariarne Titmus, Madison Wilson, Brianna Throssell and Emma McKeon knocked 0.58 seconds off the previous mark set by China at the Rome worlds in 2009.

The United States (7:41.87) took silver and Canada (7:44.35) the bronze.

(Reporting by Peter Rutherford; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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