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Canton's Allison Schmitt Wins Olympic Gold, Sets Record in 200 Freestyle

2008 Canton High grad earns first gold medal and sets Olympic record at London games.

Allison Schmitt from Canton set an Olympic record in winning gold at the 200-meter freestyle today at the Olympic Games in London, according to an Associated Press report.

Schmitt's 1:53.61 finish shaved more than a second off the mark set by Italy’s Federica Pellegrini four years ago in Beijing, the AP reported.

Today's gold medal completes a set at these games for Schmitt, who  Sunday and . Schmitt is a 2008 graduate of .

Schmitt will have a chance to add to her hardware collection Wednesday in the 4 x 200 freestyle relay on Wednesday. The preliminary heats start at 5:26 a.m. EST with the final set for 5:04 p.m. EST.

Susanne Spruit July 31, 2012 at 08:48 PM
That is so cool, great inspiration to all the young swimmers who just wrapped up their summer league season!!
Tom Dusbiber July 31, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Congratulations Allison! You make us all very proud! Thank you to the Patch for the news. I couldn't find it on TV or online.
John Peterson August 01, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Allison Congratulations on an outstanding achievment !! Best wishes from all of us in Plymouth Michigan John Peterson
Cindy Watts August 01, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Congratulations Allison! Your Plymouth Canton swim teams and parents are so proud of you. Great Job!
Melanie Jefferis Bowling August 01, 2012 at 01:56 PM
All of us at colony swim club are so proud of u!!!!

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