U.S. takes open water team gold

Updated: July 21, 2011, 12:35 AM ET
Associated Press

JINSHAN CITY, China -- The United States won the 5-kilometer open water team event at the world aquatic championships on Thursday.

Ashley Twichell, Andrew Gemmell and Sean Ryan finished in 57 minutes, 00.6 seconds, 1.2 seconds ahead of second-place Australia, which was represented by Melissa Gorman, Ky Hurst and Rhys Mainstone.

Isabelle Haerle, Thomas Lurz and Jan Wolfgarten combined to claim bronze for Germany in 57:44.2.

The teams raced in time-trial style, departing at one-minute ...

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