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Allison Schmitt anchors U.S. to gold

Updated: August 1, 2012, 9:54 PM ET
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LONDON -- Allison Schmitt dealt more heartache to the team from Down Under.

Schmitt chased down Australia's Alicia Coutts to give the Americans gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay Wednesday at the London Olympics.

Schmitt dived in the water about a half-second behind, but passed Coutts on their first return lap and won going away in 7 minutes, 42.92 seconds.. The Australians settled for silver in 7:44.41, while France took the bronze.

Schmitt is turning into one of the ...

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