Australia smash world record to win women's 4x100m relay Olympic gold 

Emma Mckeon

Gold medallists (from left) Australia's Bronte Campbell, Australia's Meg Harris, Australia's Emma Mckeon and Australia's Cate Campbell pose after the final of the women's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 25, 2021.

Photo credit: Oli Scarff | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Cate Campbell brought home the new record with a flying final leg of 52.24sec, but it was set up by McKeon, who swam her 100m in an incredible 51.35, sending a clear signal that she is gold medal favourite in the individual event.
  • "It's very special to be part of this relay," said Bronte Campbell. "It always is and the competition in Australia is fierce for this relay and that’s what makes us so competitive on the international stage.



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