I can't believe what just happened," said humble and unassuming Franklin after she broke the world record -n 200m backstroke. It may be noted that Franklin is competing in seven events at her first Olympics.
The 15-year-old American swimmer Katie Ledecky, has also won the gold medal by defeating the defending champion Rebecca Adlington in the 800m freestyle in 8:14.63. Thus, Katie crushed the hopes of Britain’s Adlington for a repeat of an Olympic gold before her home fans.
It was at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, her first major competition, Ledecky made the Olympic team for the first time by standing first in the 800-meter freestyle hopefuls with a time of 8:19.78.
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