Camille Muffat wins 400 freestyle

Updated: July 29, 2012, 4:15 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Camille Muffat of France edged Allison Schmitt of the United States by less than half a stroke to win the Olympic 400-meter freestyle Sunday.

Muffat clocked an Olympic-record 4 minutes, 1.45 seconds, while Schmitt was second in 4:01.77.

Defending champion and local favorite Rebecca Adlington made a late charge to take bronze in 4:03.01 for Britain's first swimming medal in the London Games.

Two-time world champion Federica Pellegrini of Italy finished fifth.


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