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Allison Schmitt pushed the United States in front in the anchor leg
to win the 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the London Olympics on
BEST OF MAXIM
Allison Schmitt of the United States set an Olympic record to win the 200-meter freestyle at the London Games on Tuesday.
Schmitt clocked 1 minute, 53.61 seconds, shaving more than a second off the mark set by Italy's Federica Pellegrini four years ago in Beijing.
The 400-meter champion Camille Muffat of France touched in 1:55.58 to take the silver and Bronte Barratt of Australia...
LONDON - Georgia swimmer Allison Schmitt won the women’s 200-meter freestyle in dominating fashion on Tuesday at the Olympics.
Only three medals were handed out on night four of the competition but there was still plenty of action going on in the pool. Fans were treated to four semi finals as part of the night’s action including the men’s 100m freestyle which featured world champion James Magnussen returning to form after a disastrous performance in the 4×100 relay on day 2.
WOMEN’S 200m FREESTYLE...
Go for the gold -- but should you succeed, be prepared to dole out some gold of your own.
The U.S. Olympic Committee awards prize money to American medal winners: $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver, $10,000 for bronze. That prize money is taxed at a rate of 35 percent, Americans for Tax Reform calculated. On top of that, the medals themselves are taxed: You only have to fork over...