facebook
twitter
search
search

Missy Franklin ties mark with fifth gold in Barcelona worlds

Aug. 3, 2013 at 6:58 PM

BARCELONA, Spain, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- American Missy Franklin captured her fifth gold medal in the 2013 World Swimming Championships Saturday, taking the 200-meter backstroke.

Franklin, who already holds the world record in the event, logged a time of 2 minutes, 4.76 seconds, joining fellow American Tracy Caulkins and Australian Libby Trickett for the most golds won by a woman at a single worlds.

The 18-year-old's latest medal came four days after smashing the previous world record in the 1,500- meter freestyle.

Claiming silver in the 200-meter backstroke was Australian Belinda Hocking, while Canada's Hilary Caldwell took the bronze.

Meanwhile, 16-year-old American Katie Ledecky -- who broke the previous world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle Tuesday -- set another standard Saturday.

Ledecky won gold in the 800-meter freestyle with a world-record time of 8 minutes, 13.86 seconds, finishing 2.46 seconds ahead of Denmark's Lotte Friis.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback