Saturday, August 21, 2004
The USA women's 4x100 medley relay team finished second to the Australians , who set a world record time of 3:57.32. Team USA finished with a 3:59.12 (raw results).
What this means is that the final team in the event for the USA (Natalie Coughlin/Amanda Beard/Jenny Thompson/Kara Lynn Joyce) as well as the qualifying team (Haley Cope/Tara Kirk/Rachel Komisarz/Amanda Weir) all walk away with silver medals. The final four got their medals at the podium, whereas the qualifiers will apparently have theirs mailed.
Sterling silver it is.
Way to go, Team USA.
Way to go, Tara Kirk.