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Missy Franklin takes sixth gold medal at World Swimming Championships

BARCELONA, Spain, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- American teenager Missy Franklin took a sixth gold medal at the 2013 World Swimming Championships Sunday, accomplishing a rare achievement in the sport.
London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London and the home-standing British athletes stood out at the 2012 Olympics but the spotlight was grabbed by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
Phelps wins in final Olympic appearance

Phelps wins in final Olympic appearance

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps ended an Olympic career like none other Saturday, winning on the biggest sporting stage of all for the 18th time.

Saturday's Olympic Highlights

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Saturday's highlights at the Olympics:
Olympic Roundup: Phelps is twice as great

Olympic Roundup: Phelps is twice as great

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- It was busy at the Olympics Saturday and the home fans cheered a lot, but the bottom line is that Michael Phelps has twice as many gold medals as anybody else.
Olympic Relay: W Swim 400 Medley Relay

Olympic Relay: W Swim 400 Medley Relay

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The United States won the Olympic gold medal Saturday in the women's 400-meter medley relay.
Adrian wins freestyle by a whisker

Adrian wins freestyle by a whisker

LONDON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Nathan Adrian and Allison Schmitt brought the United States two Olympic swimming wins Wednesday, one by a large amount and one by the smallest margin possible.
Sunday's Olympic Highlights

Sunday's Olympic Highlights

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) -- Highlights from Sunday's action at the Olympics:
Olympic Roundup: Phelps foiled by French

Olympic Roundup: Phelps foiled by French

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) -- Yannick Angel earned revenge for France Sunday even though American Michael Phelps did all he could to prevent it.
France surprises USA in swimming relay

France surprises USA in swimming relay

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) -- Yannick Angel of France passed American Ryan Lochte over the final strokes Sunday to pull off an upset and give his country an Olympic relay gold medal.
Olympic Medal: W Swim 100 Fly

Olympic Medal: W Swim 100 Fly

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) -- Dana Vollmer of the United States won the Olympic gold medal Sunday in the women's 100-meter butterfly.
Lochte wins, Phelps fades at Olympics

Lochte wins, Phelps fades at Olympics

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- The reign of Olympic gold medal record holder Michael Phelps was interrupted Saturday and China made its presence known as a potential world swimming power.
Phelps barely qualifies in 400IM

Phelps barely qualifies in 400IM

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- American superstar Michael Phelps narrowly avoided a major shock Saturday by earning the eighth and final qualifying spot in his first race of the Olympics.

Phelps edges Lochte in 200-meter freestyle

OMAHA, June 27 (UPI) -- Michael Phelps edged rival Ryan Lochte to win the 200-meter freestyle Wednesday and even their duel at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

Cielo claims 50m butterfly gold

SHANGHAI, July 25 (UPI) -- Brazilian Cesar Cielo and U.S. swimmer Dana Vollmer won gold medals Monday in butterfly events at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Shanghai.
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Dana Denise Vollmer (born November 13, 1987) is an American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece she won a gold medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay with Natalie Coughlin, Kaitlin Sandeno, and Carly Piper that set the world record in the event.

She has won a total of twenty-four medals in major international competition, thirteen gold, seven silver, and four bronze spanning the Olympics, the World Championships, the Pan American Games, the Pan Pacific Championships, and the Goodwill Games.

Though born in Syracuse, New York, she was raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex suburb of Granbury, Texas. As a child, Vollmer swam for coach Ron Forrest at the Fort Worth Area Swim Team (FAST).

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