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Aug 1, 2013 12:19 AM by Andy Koen

Franklin grabs gold in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Missy Franklin has claimed her third gold medal of the world swimming championships with a victory in the 200-meter freestyle.

Franklin gave up her bid to win eight golds in Barcelona, scratching the 50 back so she could focus on the 200 free. That decision paid off Wednesday night when she touched first in 1 minute, 54.81 seconds.

It was the most significant freestyle win of Franklin's career.

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