On Tuesday afternoon, Canton, Michigan, native Allison Schmitt won the gold medal in the women's 200-meter freestyle event, adding to the United States' impressive medal count courtesy of the nation's swim team.
Schmitt won the event in record time, finishing in 1:53.61 to set an Olympic record.
Starting today's swimming off right,— US Olympic Team (@USOlympic) July 31, 2012
@arschmitty took GOLD in women's 200 free! Schmitt broke the Olympic record in time of 1:53.61.
Unfortunately, teenage phenom Missy Franklin failed to medal in the event after winning Ggold in the 100-meter backstroke on Monday. Franklin made the final touch .01 second after Bronte Barratt of Australia finished in 1:55.81 to earn the bronze.
Keep up with the medal count at Sports Illustrated.