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Women's 4 X 100M Medley Relay Final at 2012 Olympics in London
Missy Franklin, (L-R) Rebecca Soni, Allison Schmitt and Dana Vollmer of the United States celebrate their Gold Medal win in the Women's 4 X 100M Medley Relay Final at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on August 4, 2012 in Stratford, London. The Untied States set a world record with a time of 3:52.05 in the Final. UPI/Brian Kersey
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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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