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Australia win women's 4x100m swim relay

August 21, 2004 23:04 IST
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Jodie Henry and Petria Thomas both collected their third gold medals at the Athens Olympics when Australia won the women's 4x100 metres medley relay in world record time on Saturday.

Henry and Thomas teamed up with backstroker Giaan Rooney and breaststroker Leisel Jones to win in a time of three minutes 57.32 seconds, breaking the world record of 3:58.30 set by the United States at the last Olympics.

The U.S. finished second in 3:59.12 after Natalie Coughlin gave them a handy lead after the backstroke leg while Germany finished third in 4:00.72 to earn the bronze.

Henry won gold in the 100 freestyle and Thomas in the 100 butterfly and they both also won golds in the 4x100 freestyle relay.

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