US wins men's medley relay at swim worlds

July 31, 2011 - 6:59 AM

SHANGHAI (AP) — Michael Phelps moved the United States from fourth to second in the butterfly leg and the Americans went on to edge Australia for gold in the 4x100-meter medley relay, the final event of the world swimming championships.

Nicholas Thoman, Mark Gangloff, Phelps and anchor Nathan Adrian finished in 3 minutes, 32.06 seconds. Australia, with Hayden Stoeckel, Brenton Rickard, Geoff Huegill and James Magnussen, took the silver in 3:32.26.

Germany (Helge Meeuw, Hendrik Feldwehr, Benjamin Starke and Paul Biedermann) won the bronze in a time of 3:32.60.