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U.S. wins four golds in swimming

Updated: October 16, 2011, 1:22 AM ET
Associated Press

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- The United States was awash with medals on the opening day of the Pan American Games, with nine of its 14 coming in the swimming pool alone.

The Americans moved to the top of the medals table from the opening event when Heather Irmiger won the women's cross-country mountain bike race. They just added more and more as the day went on, ending up with seven gold. Brazil was second with one gold and seven overall.

"While it was a great first day, there is a lot ...

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