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Franklin, Vollmer, Vreeland, Schmitt of US win Olympic swimming gold in 4x200 freestyle relay

2:33 PM, Aug 1, 2012   |    comments
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Missy Franklin. (Photo credit Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports)

LONDON (AP) - Allison Schmitt pushed the United States in front in the anchor leg to win the 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the London Olympics on Wednesday.

The Americans clocked an Olympic-record 7 minutes, 42.92 seconds.

Australia led by a half-second entering the anchor leg but had to settle for silver in 7:44.41.

France touched third in 7:47.49.

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