Schmitt wins women’s 200m freestyle

August 1st, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS  

London, August 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US swimmer Alison Schmitt stormed to grab the gold in the women’s 200 metres freestyle final at the London Olympics.

Schmitt clocked an Olympic record time of 1 minute, 53.61 to win comfortably ahead of Camile Muffat of France, who timed 1:55.58 Tuesday.

Bronte Barratt of Australia claimed the bronze in 1:55.88, with Missy Franklin of the United States missing out on a podium place by one hundredth of a second.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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