With so much media coverage of men's Olympic swimming, down to Michael Phelps' dietary choices and Ryan Lochte's drawings, it's disappointing that we're not hearing as much about women's swimming events. Yesterday the Australian women's swimming team won the 4x200 free relay over the heavily favored American team, which came in third. In the clip above (the last 1/3 of the race), Aussies Stephanie Rice, Bronte Barratt, Kylie Palmer and Linda MacKenzie shatter the world record set by the Americans in 2007 by more than five seconds. Swimming the leadoff leg was Rice, 20, who made history during the race as the fifth Australian to win three gold medals in a single Olympics. Though, you wouldn't know it if you've been getting your Olympics news from the New York Times, where a search for Rice's name yields mainly links to a blog post dubbing Rice and her ex-boyfriend, fellow Australian swimmer Eamon Sullivan, the "Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo of Australia."
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