Schmitt anchors U.S. to gold in 4x200 free relay
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 00:45:57 GMT —
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, whose team included Missy Franklin, of Centennial, Colo., and Alyssa Anderson, of Granite Bay, Calif., clocked an Olympic-record 7 minutes, 42.92 seconds.
Australia led by a half-second entering the anchor leg but hadto settle for silver in 7:44.41.
France touched third in 7:47.49.