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U.S. swimmers start fast at Pan Pacific Championships
U.S. swimmers start fast at Pan Pacific Championships

The weather might be cool in Australia -- it's winter in the Southern Hemisphere -- but American swimmers got off to a hot start on Thursday at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships. Katie Ledecky came away with golds in the 200-meter and 800-meter freestyle events, and an injured Missy Franklin took bronze. “It was my first big international double,” the 17-year-old Ledecky told reporters. “I wanted to see how I could handle it, and I’m really happy with how I handled it." Franklin, who has been battling a sore back, finished third in the 100 backstroke. In all, the U.S. collected four golds, one silver and five...

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