Posted July 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
In two days, Yannick Agnel pushed ahead of the top American swimmers in a come-from-behind anchor leg of a relay race, then routed a stellar field all by himself - earning a second gold medal and a handshake from the president of France. Not bad for a 20-year-old at his first Olympics. Agnel led the 200 freestyle from start to finish Monday and clocked 1 minute, 43.14 seconds for the best time ever in a textile suit - a whopping 0.72 ahead of Michael Phelps' 2007 mark. ''I had to look twice at the scoreboard to be sure it was the right time. I had a race plan in my head, but this is above my expectations and hopes,'' Agnel said. ''I worked on keeping my speed and putting all my guts into the last 50. I don't know what to say - it worked.'' French President Francois Hollande, who was on hand for the race, put it more simply: ''Remarkable - two gold medals two nights in a row.'' Hollande pushed his way past reporters to cong...
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