U.S. wins gold
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U.S. wins gold
Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens cheer teammate Michael Phelps as the U.S. men’s 8000m freestyle relay team wins the gold medal. (Streeter Lecka / Getty Images)
Phelps in the lead
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps swims slightly ahead of teammate Ryan Lochte on his way to a gold medal in the men’s 200m individual medley at the London Olympics.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Allison Schmitt wins gold
Allison Schmitt of the United States competes in the women’s 200m freestyle final. She won the gold medal. (Al Bello / Getty Images)
Missy Franklin
U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin launches into the pool in the women’s 200m backstroke. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Tyler Clary
U.S. swimmer Tyler Clary was nothing less than elated after winning the men’s 200m backstroke. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Rebecca Soni
United States’ Rebecca Soni swims ahead of the pack on her way to winning the women’s 200m breaststroke, setting a world record at 2:19:59 at the London Olympics. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Record holder
U.S. swimmer Rebecca Soni celebrates her 200m breaststroke gold medal. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)