Missy Franklin wins gold in 100m backstroke

3:25 PM, Jul 30, 2012   |    comments
General view of the Olympic rings in victory park at athletes village. (Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports via US PRESSWIRE)
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LONDON (AP) - American teenager Missy Franklin won the women's 100-meter backstroke at the London Olympics on Monday.

Franklin won the two-lap race in 58.33 seconds for her first Olympic gold and second medal after taking bronze in the 4x100 freestyle relay.

Emily Seebohm of Australia touched in 58.68 to take the silver medal and Aya Terakawa of Japan finished in 58.83 to take bronze.

Franklin swam little more than 10 minutes after taking the eighth and final qualifying spot in the 200 freestyle semifinals.

Associated Press

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