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Missy Franklin wins gold

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U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin smiles with a mixture of relief and joy after winning the women’s 100-meter backstroke final at the London 2012 Olympics. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Missy Franklin is the only one smiling seconds after winning the women’s 100m backstroke gold medal. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Missy Franklin starts in the women’s 100-meter backstroke swimming final Monday. (Michael Sohn / Associated Press)
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Missy Franklin launches from the starting block on her way to a gold medal performance. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Missy Franklin and Emily Seebohm
United States’ Missy Franklin, left, and Australia’s Emily Seebhom start in the women’s 100-meter backstroke swimming final. (Mark Duncan / Associated Press)
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Missy Franklin leads the pack by a half a length as she approaches the finish line to win the gold. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Missy Franklin and Emily Seebohm
Emily Seebohm, right, of Australia congratulates Missy Franklin after Franklin won the gold medal in the women’s 100m backstroke. (Rob Carr / Getty Images)
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United States’ Missy Franklin displays her gold medal for the women’s 100m backstroke. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Emily Seebohm, Missy Franklin, Aya Terakawa
Medal winners in the women’s 100m backstroke, from left: Silver medalist Emily Seebohm of Australia, gold medalist Missy Franklin of the United States and bronze medalist Aya Terakawa of Japan.  (Adam Pretty / Getty Images)
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Missy Franklin wipes a tear during the medal ceremony for the women’s 100m backstroke. The American won the gold medal. (Adam Pretty / Getty Images)
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