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Australia women break freestyle relay world record

July 24, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Australia’s women set a world record in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay on the first day of competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday.

The Campbell sisters Bronte and Cate along with Emma McKeon and Melanie Schlanger clocked 3 minutes, 30.98 seconds to surpass the 3:31.72 recorded five years ago by the Netherlands.

“To share a world record with my sister is incredible,” Cate Campbell said.

The English were almost five seconds back in second, and the Canadians claimed bronze.

“I knew the Australia team could break the record but I wasn’t thinking when,” McKeon said. “It wasn’t in my mind tonight.”

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