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US women win 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay

Shannon Vreeland, Missy Franklin, Allison Schmitt, and Dana Vollmer celebrated the victory.

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Shannon Vreeland, Missy Franklin, Allison Schmitt, and Dana Vollmer celebrated the victory.

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.

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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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