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Aussies set world mark in relay victory

Updated: August 21, 2004, 8:35 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Petria Thomas overtook Jenny Thompson on the third leg of the Olympic women's 400-meter medley relay Saturday night, helping Australia upset the United States in world-record time.

Giaan Rooney, Leisel Jones, Thomas and Jodie Henry finished in a world mark of 3 minutes, 57.32 seconds, breaking the record of 3:58.30 set by the United States at the Sydney Games.

Americans Natalie Coughlin, Amanda Beard, Thompson and Kara Lynn Joyce settled for silver in 3:59.12. Germany ...

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