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Franklin Wins Gold, While Lochte Misses Out; Grevers Wins Backstroke [Results]

Filed by KOSU News in US News.
July 30, 2012

Yannick Agnel of France has won the 200m men’s freestyle at the London 2012 Olympics, beating a field that included American Ryan Lochte and German world record holder Paul Biedermann. Sun Yang of China and and Tae-Hwan Park of South Korea finished with identical times of 1:44.93 — which means that both of them will receive silver medals.

We’ll be updating this post with more results from today’s action.

Update at 3:08 p.m. EDT: Matthew Grevers and Nick Thoman of the United States finished first and second, respectively, to win gold and silver in the men’s 100m backstroke. Grevers set a new Olympic record of 52.16 in the event.

Update at 3:14 p.m. EDT: Missy Franklin set a new American record as she beat a fast Olympic field in the 100m backstroke Monday. Franklin’s time of 58.33 seconds was good enough for gold, as she narrowly beat Emily Seebohm of Australia and Aya Terakawa of Japan. Less than one second separated the first seven finishers in the race.

Update at 3:27 p.m. EDT: Rebecca Soni of the United States has won silver in the women’s 100m breaststroke. Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania wins gold, just .08 of one second ahead of Soni. Meilutyte’s time was 1:05.47; Soni’s was 1:05.55. Japan’s Satomi Suzuki took third; American Breeja Larson came in sixth. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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