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Olympics 2012: Allison Schmitt Sets Record In Women's 200-Meter Freestyle

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.

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.

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