Players of the United States attend the awarding ceremony of the women's 4x100m medley relay final at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 13, 2016.The United States won the gold medal. (Xinhua/Cao Can)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The United States claimed its 23rd swimming gold medal of the Rio Olympics on Saturday, winning the women's 4x100m medley relay final.
The US team of Kathleen Baker, Lilly King, Dana Vollmer and Simone Manuel finished in three minutes 53.13 seconds at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, 1.87 seconds ahead of Australia. Denmark took bronze in 3:55.01.
Australia's team comprised Emily Seebohm, Taylor McKeown, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell while Mie Nielsen, Rikke Moller Pedersen, Jeanette Ottesen and Pernille Bloom represented Denmark.
The USA also won the event at the London 2012 Games. The result marked the sixth consecutive occasion that the USA and Australia have occupied the first two places in this event at the Olympic Games.