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Phelps wins eighth gold on U.S. world record swim in men's 4x100 medley relay

2008-08-17 03:11:13 GMT2008-08-17 11:11:13 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

US swimmers gesture before the men's 4x100m medley relay final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube in Beijing, China, Aug. 17, 2008. US swimmers set a new world record and won the gold medal in the event with 3 minutes 29.34 seconds.(Xinhua Photo/Chen Kai)

Michael Phelps of the United States swims during the men's 4x100m medley relay final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube in Beijing, China, Aug. 17, 2008. Phelps won his eighth gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with the help of his teammates with 3 minutes 29.34 seconds.(Xinhua Photo/Chen Kai)

(L-R) Hansen, Phelps, Peirsol and Lezak hold the American flag (Photo credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

(L-R) Michael Phelps, Brendan Hansen, Jason Lezak and Aaron Peirsol (Photo credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Phelps smiles with the American flag wearing his eighth gold (Photo credit: Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- The United States clocked a new world record of 3:29:34 to win the men's 4x100m medley relay as Michael Phelps claimed his eighth gold medal at the Beijing Olympics here on Sunday.

Australia took the silver in 3:30.04 and Japan got the bronze in 3:31.18.

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