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 1. Australia Alicia Coutts/Cate Campbell/Brittany Elmslie/Melanie Schlanger 3 minutes 33.15 OR seconds 2. Netherlands Inge Dekker/Marleen Veldhuis/Femke Heemskerk/Ranomi Kromowidjojo 3:33.79 3. U.S. Missy Franklin/Jessica Hardy/Lia Neal/Allison Schmitt 3:34.24 4. China Tang Yi/Qiu Yuhan/Wang Haibing/Pang Jiaying 3:36.75 5. Britain Amy Smith/Francesca Halsall/Jess Lloyd/Caitlin McClatchey 3:37.02 6. Denmark Pernille Blume/Mie Nielsen/Lotte Friis/Jeanette Ottesen Gray 3:37.45 7. Japan Haruka Ueda/Yayoi Matsumoto/Miki Uchida/Hanae Ito 3:37.96 Sweden Michelle Coleman/Sarah Sjoestroem/Ida Marko-Varga/Gabriella Fagundez DSQ (Disqualified)
Editing by Eric Walsh