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US women upset

Posted by Gregory Lee Jr. Globe Staff  August 14, 2008 12:47 AM

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The U.S. team of Allison Schmitt (Canton, Mich.), Natalie Coughlin (Lafayette, Calif.), Caroline Burckle (Louisville, Ky.) and Katie Hoff (Towson, Md.) captured bronze in the women’s 4x200m freestyle swimming event with a time of 7:46.33.

Australia’s finish of 7:44.31 was a world record and China placed second in 7:45.93.

The United States had previously held every gold medal in this event since it was first contested in 1996.

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  1. Aussie Aussie oi oi oi

    Posted by John Rentmeester August 14, 08 06:23 AM
 

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