Campbell sisters put Australia in Top position for women’s relay gold In Rio. Sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell have helped Australia’s women’s 4x100m relay team set a new Olympic record time in qualifying for today’s final.
The Australian women set a new Olympic record in the second heat of the 4x100m freestyle relays en route to taking the top seed overall. Their time of 3:30.65 puts them in contention for the world record considering they’ll have the full squad to compete on the relay tonight which includes the world record holder in the 100 free and two other swimmers who have been under 53-seconds this year.
Madison Wilson and Brittany Elmslie got Australia off to a strong start in the first two legs, with the team in third place behind the US and Canada when Bronte entered the pool.
The Americans were second in 3:31.89, also not using their entire squad. Katie Ledecky swam on the relay.