Australian women break 4×100 freestyle relay world record

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Australian women break 4x100 freestyle relay world record
Australia's women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team celebrate after winning the gold medal at the Aquatic Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Australia’s 4×100-meter women’s freestyle relay team has done it again, breaking its own world record on the opening night of the swim program at the Commonwealth Games.

Australia, with sisters Bronte and Cate Campbell, Emma McKeon and Shayna Jack, clocked a time of 3 minutes, 30.5 seconds Thursday night at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.

That broke the mark of 3:30.65 the team clocked at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, when the Campbell sisters and McKeon were part of the team.

On Thursday, Canada finished second, nearly four seconds behind. England took the bronze, more than eight seconds behind Australia.