Schmitt wins 200-meter free gold
American Allison Schmitt set an Olympic record in 200 free en route to gold medal
Schmitt finished race in 1:53.61; Missy Franklin finished fourth, just missing bronze
Also: France's James 'Missle' Magnussen qualified for 100, teammate missed out
LONDON (AP) Allison Schmitt of the United States set an Olympic record to win the 200-meter freestyle at the London Games on Tuesday.
Schmitt clocked 1 minute, 53.61 seconds, shaving more than a second off the mark set by Italy's Federica Pellegrini four years ago in Beijing.
The 400-meter champion Camille Muffat of France touched in 1:55.58 to take the silver and Bronte Barratt of Australia finished in 1:55.81 to get bronze.
American teenager Missy Franklin finished fourth and world-record holder Pellegrini was fifth.
James "The Missile" Magnussen qualified first for the 100-meter freestyle final but Australian teammate James "The Rocket" Roberts missed out at the Olympics on Tuesday.
Magnussen won the opening heat in 47.63 seconds and Nathan Adrian of the United States qualified second by taking the other heat in 47.97.
Hanser Garcia of Cuba qualified third in 48.04.
Defending 50-meter champion Cesar Cielo of Brazil was fifth and 400-meter winner Yannick Agnel of France made it in seventh.
Roberts had clocked the year's second-fastest time of 47.63 at the Australian trials in March but could only muster a 48.57 this time, putting him in a tie for 12th.
The top eight made it to Wednesday's final of swimming's signature event.
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