Colorado’s Missy Franklin wins gold again at the Olympics

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LONDON — Colorado’s Missy Franklin won her third gold medal and fourth medal overall at the Summer Olympics Friday when she shattered the world record for the women’s 200 meter backstroke.

The 17-year-old Regis Jesuit High School student finished the race in 2:04.06, beating the previous world record set three years ago by more than a half second.

Anastasia Zueva of Russia won silver finishing in 2:05.92 and American Elizabeth Beisel won bronze with a time of 2:06.55.

Missy Franklin’s gold medal performance is the first time the United States has won this event at the Olympics in 40 years.

On the men’s side in swimming, Micheal Pehlps won gold in the 100 meter butterfly Friday. It’s his 17th gold medal and 21st overall medal in his Olympics career. Phelps has won more medals than any other Olympian in history.