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Australian women break 400m medley record

3/21/2006

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Australia broke its own world record in the women's 400-meter medley relay at the Commonwealth Games, finishing in 3 minutes, 56.30 seconds Tuesday.

Sophie Edington, Leisel Jones, Jessicah Schipper and Lisbeth
Lenton bested the country's previous mark of 3:57.32 at the Athens
Olympics on Aug. 21, 2004.

Jones, the lone survivor of the previous record-setting team,
recorded her second world record of the meet. She lowered her own
100-meter breaststroke mark on Monday.

"Great job, girls!" Jones said. "It tops off great
preparation we've had all week."

Lenton won her fifth gold medal of the meet and seventh medal
overall.

"It's been such an amazing meet for me," she said. "Three of
those five [gold] medals wouldn't have come without the help of the
others, so thank you to them."