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Result: USA take gold in women's 4x200m freestyle relay final, GB finish fifth

USA win gold in the women's 4x200m freestyle final, while Great Britain miss out on a medal by finishing fifth.

Katie Ledecky has stormed home to clinch gold for the USA in the women's 4x200m freestyle relay final, while Great Britain were 1.5 seconds shy of a podium finish.

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, Jazz Carlin, Rebecca Turner and Hannah Miley were selected to fight for GB at the World Championships in Kazan.

Team USA celebrates with the gold medal during the podium ceremony for the women's 4x200m freestyle relay swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 6, 2015© Getty Images

O'Connor hung on to the coat-tails of China in fourth during the first 200m, while Carlin was able to keep Britain in contention at the midway point.

Sweden edged ahead of the United States, while Turner for GB battled it out with China in the third leg of the showdown.

Miley was sent in to anchor, but she failed to hang on to the bronze-medal position and missed out in fifth place, while Sweden dropped behind to finish fourth.

Italy and China took silver and bronze respectively as the USA posted a winning time of 7:45.37.

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Swimmer Siobhan-Marie O'Connor of Great Britain looks on during a training session ahead of the London Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre in Olympic Park on July 26, 2012
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