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U.S. sets OR in women's 800 free relay

Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer, Shannon Vreeland and Allison Schmitt gave the U.S. an Olympic record in the women's 800-meter freestyle relay Wednesday night.

They won gold by 1.49 seconds over Australia with France in third.

The Americans finished in 7 minutes, 42.92 seconds to smash the 2008 mark of 7:44.31 set by Australia.