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It is a bounce back from Australia after a potentially disastrous start. The Australian team has ended the first day with one gold and one bronze medal at world championships happening in Russia. The women's 4x100m freestyle relay team won a dazzling gold.
Proving again to be Australia’s most consistent gold medal winner, Sisters of speed Cate and Bronte Campbell dominated the final in 3min 31.48 Sec. The Queensland siblings paired up in the quartet along with Emily Seebohm and Emma McKeon.
The Netherlands won silver 2.19 secs, while the United States won bronze 3.13. The US included six-time world gold medalist Missy Franklin.
Bronte Campbell, 21-year-old, said, "It's the dream come true."
"We got a silver together in 2013 and that was amazing, but to stand up on the podium together in front of the world to sing the national anthem with your big sister is something not many people get to do,” she added.
Cate, 23-year-old, said, "I saw clear water from the time I entered to the time I touched the wall and I have three great girls to thank for that.” Her next event is the women's 100m freestyle.
Ashwood wins bronze - women's 400m freestyle
Opening the team medal tally, Jessica Ashwood won 400m freestyle bronze behind Katie Ledecky, teenage American star of the United States. Verhaeren was seen bruised over the Australian men's start to the eight-day meet.