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London Olympics: Day three of swimming

Missy Franklin
American Missy Franklin is all smiles after her semifinal heat in the 200-meter freestyle on Monday night. Less than 20 minutes later, she won gold in the 100-meter backstroke. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Matt Grevers
United States’ Matt Grevers launches into the water in lane four on his way to setting an Olympic record time of 52.16 in the men’s 100m backstroke final. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
United States’ Matt Grevers, center, leads France’s Camille Lacourt, left, and Great Britain’s Liam Tancock in the finals of the men’s 100m backstroke.  (Rob Carr / Getty Images)
Matt Grevers and Nick Thoman
American swimmers Matt Grevers, left, and Nick Thoman congratulate each other after finishing first and second in the men’s 100m backstroke final. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Missy Franklin
United States’ Missy Franklin starts in the women’s 100-meter backstroke swimming final. Franklin won the gold medal. (Michael Sohn / Associated Press)
Missy Franklin
Missy Franklin leads the pack by a half a length as she approaches the finish line to win the gold medal. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Ryan Lochte
United States’ Ryan Lochte placed fourth in the men’s 200-meter freestyle swimming final. (Daniel Ochoa De Olza / Associated Press)
Michael Phelps
In a photograph taken with an underwater camera, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps competes in a men’s 200m butterfly heat. Phelps qualified for the final. (Francois Xavier Marit / AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps wins a semifinal heat to get into the finals of the 200m butterfly.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Missy Franklin
Spain’s Melania Costa Schmid, right, Italy’s Federica Pellegrini, second from right, and United States’ Missy Franklin, third from right, compete in a women’s 200-meter freestyle swimming semifinal. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)