More gold for Vollmer; this time in relay event

Gold medalists

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US gold medalists Dana Vollmer, Allison Schmitt, Shannon Vreeland and Missy Franklin celebrate on the podium after the women's 4x200m freestyle relay final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages)

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Associated Press

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 1 at 4:53 PM

LONDON — Allison Schmitt's dominating anchor leg powered the United States women's 4x200-meter relay team to a gold medal over their rivals from Australia.

The Americans were behind on the final leg until Schmitt hit the pool and chased Australia down. Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer and Shannon Freeland join Schmitt at the top of the podium after posting an Olympic record time of 7:42.92.

The victory gives Schmitt two golds in two days after she won the 200-freestyle on Tuesday night. Vollmer also won individual gold in the women's 100-meter butterfly event.

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