LONDON (Reuters) - Australia won the Olympic gold medal in the women’s swimming 4 x 100m freestyle relay at the 2012 London Games on Saturday.
Australia finished with a time of 3:33.15 at the Aquatics Centre in London to claim Australia’s first gold medal of the games.
The Netherlands won the silver with a time of 3:33.79 and The United States won the bronze with a time of 3:34.24.
Australia now have one medal at the games with The Netherlands collecting their first and The United States collecting their fifth. Results Table
Alicia Coutts/Cate Campbell/Brittany Elmslie/Melanie Schlanger 3 minutes 33.15 seconds (Olympic Record)
Inge Dekker/Marleen Veldhuis/Femke Heemskerk/Ranomi Kromowidjojo 3:33.79
Melissa Franklin/Jessica Hardy/Lia Neal/Allison Schmitt 3:34.24
Tang Yi/Qiu Yuhan/Wang Haibing/Pang Jiaying 3:36.75
Amy Smith/Francesca Halsall/Jessica Ashley Lloyd/Caitlin McClatchey 3:37.02
Pernille Blume/Mie Nielsen/Lotte Friis/Jeanette Ottesen 3:37.45
Haruka Ueda/Yayoi Matsumoto/Miki Uchida/Hanae Ito 3:37.96
Sweden Michelle Coleman/Sarah Sjoestroem/Ida Marko-Varga/Gabriella Fagundez (disqualified)
Editing by Eric Beech