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Olympics 2012: Allison Schmitt Powers Team USA To Gold In Women's 4x200

On Wednesday, the United States swim team continued to help add to the nation's medal count when the women's relay team came from behind to earn gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay when they set a new Olympic team record, finishing the race in 7:42.92.

The victory was powered by the team's anchor, Michigan native Allison Schmitt.

Prior to Schmitt starting her leg, Australia and France exchanged turns holding the race lead. After the Canton Township product compiled an impressive 1:54.09 time, the United States cemented the win, the Olympic record and the gold medal.

This is now the second time in as many days that Schmitt has been part of an Olympic record, as she set a new record in the women's 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday.

Australia (7:44.41) and France (7.47.49) both ultimately medaled in the 4x200, winning the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

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