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Missy Franklin opens with gold

Updated: July 28, 2013, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- Missy Franklin is off to a good start at the world swimming championships, thanks to a teammate.

Katie Ledecky showed her Olympic triumph was no fluke, turning in another dominating performance before she heads off to 11th grade.

But the American men still can't beat the French in the relay.

Franklin captured gold in the first of her eight events in Barcelona, though it took a brilliant anchor leg by Megan Romano to pull it out a victory in the women's ...

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