Allison Schmitt, born in Pittsburgh, won her ther first gold medal of the Olympics and her third overall by winning the 200m freestyle finals on Wednesday. After qualifying with a time of 1:56.15, Schmitt set an Olympic record, finishing the race with a time of 1:53.61, defeating the silver medalist, Muffat Camille of France, by 1.97 seconds.
Austrailian Barrat Bronte claimed the bronze with a time of 1:55.81, beating out American Missy Franklin by one-hundredth of a second. Schmitt participates in one more swimming event at these Olympics, the 4x200m Freestyle relay along with Franklin. She has a great opportunity to medal all four events that she participates in at London.
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