AUSTRALIA’S sprint relay team has won bronze in Rio with USA legend Michael Phelps claiming his 19th gold.
Cam McEvoy swum a brave final leg to ensure another Aussie medal behind the crack American lineup and the silver medal-winning French team.
Phelps put the USA in front with a scintillating second leg before Nathan Adrian touched 0.61sec ahead of France.
It is Australia’s third swimming medal after Mack Horton (400m freestyle) and the women’s sprint freestyle relay team took out their respective events.
Emma McKeon (100m butterfly) missed out on the medals, finishing seventh, with Swedish sensation Sarah Sjostrom winning gold in a world record time of 55.48 sec.
Great Britain’s Adam Peady smashed his own world record in winning the 100m breaststroke gold.
“It’s surreal. It was crazy. It’s amazing and I probably won’t be able to sleep tonight,” Peaty said.
And USA sensation Katie Ledecky did the same by blitzing to victory in the 400m freestyle final.
Aussies Tamsin Cook and Jess Ashwood finished sixth and seventh respectively.
Aussie Madison Wilson won her 100m backstroke semifinal — surprisingly well ahead of third-placed compatriot Emily Seebohm.
Wilson qualified fourth fastest for Tuesday’s finals and Seebohm, who admitted her “skills were sluggish” seventh.