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Eagles inspired by Olympic Games gold

  • Eagles inspired by Olympic Games gold

    Australia's Emma Mckeon, Australia's Brittany Elmslie, Australia's Bronte Campbell and Australia's Cate Campbell celebrate on the podium after they broke the world in the Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

West Coast defender Will Schofield says Australia's women's 4x100m freestyle win at the Rio Olympics helped inspire the Eagles to victory in the western derby against Fremantle.

Bronte and Cate Campbell produced powerful third and fourth legs to lift Australia to gold, and West Coast came from behind to turn a 15-point deficit into a 46-point win.

Schofield said coach Adam Simpson had touched on the 4x100m relay win before the derby, and the players had it at the forefront of their mind as they powered to victory.

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