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.