Originally posted on Fox Olympics  |  Last updated 8/4/13
The United States safely made it through both preliminaries of the 400-meter medley relay Sunday morning, giving Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte a chance to pick up one more gold medal before they leave Barcelona. The Americans were top qualifier in both the men's and women's events using their second-string swimmers. David Plummer, Nic Fink, Eugene Godsoe and Jimmy Feigen topped the men's preliminaries in 3 minutes, 32.72 seconds. Elizabeth Pelton, Breeja Larson, Claire Donahue and Shannon Vreeland set the pace on the women's side at 3:58.66. The U.S. will switch up the teams in the evening, giving Franklin a chance to claim her record sixth medal. She is currently tied with Tracy Caulkins and Libby Trickett for most victories by a woman at a world meet.
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