Australia wins men’s 400 freestyle relay at worlds



SHANGHAI (AP) — Australia, with former sprint world record holder Eamonn Sullivan swimming the anchor leg, won the 4-x-100 freestyle relay, relegating the United States and Michael Phelps to a bronze in his first appearance at the world championships.

Australia finished in a time of 3 minutes, 11.00 seconds while France, which led the morning qualifiers, took the silver in a time of 3:11.14.

The American team led off by Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, was third in 3:11.96.