Olympics swimming: Missy Franklin wins 200m backstroke
American Missy Franklin set a new world record as she won gold in the women's 200m backstroke.
The United States 17-year-old broke the mark to win in two minutes 4.06 seconds to clinch her third gold of the Games and cement her growing status as a swimming superstar.
Russia's Anastasia Zueva was second with American Elizabeth Beisel third, while Britain's Lizzie Simmonds was fourth.
"I'm so happy," said a joyous Franklin.
"I've been dreaming about this moment my whole life.
"I've been working so hard on my back stroke, it's been huge in practice, and I'm so happy I could come out here and get the results that I did.
"I dedicate every single thing I've done here to my home town. I've had so many supportive tweets and facebook messages saying I've brought a smile to Colorado and it means the world to me."