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U.S. Women Set World Record to Win Medley Relay

The Americans clocked 3 minutes, 52.05 seconds, slicing 0.14 off the previous mark set by China

Saturday, Aug 4, 2012  |  Updated 3:11 PM PDT
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Dana Vollmer, Missy Franklin, and Rebecca Soni of the United States celebrate winning the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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The United States set a world record to win the women's medley relay at the London Olympics on Saturday.

The Americans clocked 3 minutes, 52.05 seconds, slicing 0.14 off the previous mark set by China at the 2009 world championships at the height of the high-tech bodysuit era. 

Missy Franklin staked them to a lead that was never in danger, as Rebecca Soni, Diana Vollmer and Allison Schmidtt all won gold again.

The 17-year-old Franklin, who starts her senior year in high school this fall, finished the meet with four golds and a bronze, while Schmitt leaves with three golds, a silver and a bronze.

Australia touched in 3:54.02 to take the silver medal and Japan finished in 3:55.73 to take bronze.

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