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Tue July 31, 2012
Sports

Franklin's Backstroke Wins Her First Olympic Gold

Originally published on Tue July 31, 2012 7:45 am

American swimmer Missy Franklin is back in the Olympic pool in London Tuesday for her third race in two days. The 17-year-old from Colorado is being cast as America's next great swimming star. She fit the bill Monday with her first gold medal, in the 100-meter backstroke.