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Vollmer, Women Win Gold in 4x200 Freestyle Relay

Women win gold, set Olympic record



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    (L-R) Allison Schmitt, Shannon Vreeland, Dana Vollmer and Missy Franklin of the United States pose with their medals following the medal ceremony for the Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    Granbury's Dana Vollmer, fresh off a record-breaking gold medal swim in the women's 100m butterfly, has won another Olympic gold medal.

    Vollmer, joined by American swimmers Missy Franklin, Shannon Vreeland and Allison Schmidt, won the gold medal and set an Olympic record in the Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay with a time of 7:42.92.

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    Missy Franklin swam the first leg and gave up a bit of an early lead to France and finished her leg in third. Next up was Vollmer who picked up the lead again for the Americans before slipping off in the last 25m of her leg to give the lead to Australia, finishing her leg in 2nd place.

    After that it was all Team USA.

    Vreeland held the pace long enough to finish in 2nd. 

    Schmitt dived in the water about a half-second behind but  chased down Alicia Coutts and passed her on their first return lap and won.

    "Allison is a fighter and she can push through anything," Franklin said. "We had total faith in her."

    Schmitt picked up her second gold to go along with a silver and a bronze. Seventeen-year-old Franklin also claimed her second gold and  Vollmer now has two golds in London.

    The Australian's finished +1.49 and earned the silver. France finished third and took the bronze +4.57 behind Team USA.