In the final women's pool swimming event at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the United States was once again golden. The U.S. women not only grabbed the gold in the 4x100m medley relay, but set a new world record in the process.
Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer and Allison Schmitt set the new all-time mark with a time of 3:52.05, beating out second-place Australia by nearly two full seconds to put the exclamation point on yet another dominant Olympiad for American swimmers. Japan finished 3.68 seconds off the pace to claim the bronze in the event.
All told, this was the eighth gold medal for the U.S. women's swim team in the 2012 Olympic Games and makes 14 swimming medals total for the women in London.
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