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Women take relay silver

AUSTRALIA claimed the silver medal in the women's 4x200 metres freestyle final at the London Aquatics Centre.

Kylie Palmer had Australia holding a 0.54 lead when she changed over to anchor Alicia Coutts, but American Allison Schmitt surged to the lead and touched the wall in an Olympic record of 7:42.92.

Schmitt won the individual 200m freestyle on day four.

Australia, the defending champion, posted 7:44.41 with France third in 7:47.49.

The silver was Coutts's fourth medal of the Games, after she won gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay, silver in the 200m individual medley and bronze in the 100m butterfly.

Read a full report at abc.net.au

Topics:  london olympics


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