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Missy Franklin wins 6th gold

Updated: August 4, 2013, 3:15 PM ET
Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- Missy Franklin stands alone.

Franklin claimed her record sixth gold medal of the world championships Sunday night, swimming the leadoff leg for the Americans in the 400-meter medley relay. She gave the U.S. a slight lead, and her teammates -- Jessica Hardy, Dana Vollmer and Megan Romano -- made it look easy from there. The winning time was 3 minutes, 53.23 seconds.

The 18-year-old Franklin became the winningest female swimmer ever at the worlds and improved on ...

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