American swimmer Allison Schmitt took home gold in the women's 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday, shooting ahead of the pack halfway through the race and finishing an impressive two seconds ahead of her closest competitor. The 17-year-old finished in 1:53.61 seconds, beating out France's Camille Muffat, who took silver with a time of 1:55.58. On Monday, Schmitt also won gold in the 100-meter backstroke.
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