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Topic - Dana Vollmer
While Franklin's potential was well known before London, Bethesda native Ledecky burst onto the scene a year ago as a 15-year-old when she won the 800 free with the second fastest time in history.
Simon Pagenaud spent his Sunday afternoon in wine country barely avoiding spun-out cars. When he finally crossed the finish line, he got an award for his dexterity.
The United States set a world record to win the women's medley relay at the London Olympics on Saturday.
Dana Vollmer won a gold medal at the Olympics and set a world record, too.
Ryan Lochte grabbed at the edge of the pool, head down, staring at the water. Michael Phelps glared at the scoreboard, trying to digest the first silver medal of his Olympic career.
Ryan Lochte got his busy Friday under way by qualifying fastest in the 200-meter backstroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. He returned a short time later and swam in the 200 individual medley heats, advancing with Michael Phelps to their third and last showdown.
"I'm on top of the world right now," said Vollmer, who qualified for Athens as a 16-year-old but was a disappointment in 2008. "I still know I can go faster."
"I kept telling myself that my strength is my second 50," Vollmer said. "I kept really calm."