Wed, August 13, 2008
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United States wins men's 4x200m freestyle relay gold with world record

2008-08-13 03:29:14 GMT2008-08-13 11:29:14 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

U.S. swimmers Michael Phelps (R) and Ricky Berens celebrate after winning the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube in Beijing, China, Aug. 13, 2008. US swimmers set a new world record and won the gold medal in the event with 6 minutes 58.56 seconds. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

U.S. swimmers Michael Phelps (R), Ryan Lochte (C) and Ricky Berens celebrate after winning the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube in Beijing, China, Aug. 13, 2008. US swimmers set a new world record and won the gold medal in the event with 6 minutes 58.56 seconds. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The United States won the men's 4x200m freestyle relay with a new world record at the Beijing Olympic Games here on Wednesday.

The American quartet clocked in a stunning world record of 6:58.56 to beat the previous mark of 7:03.24.

Russian won the silver and Australian finished third.

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