UGA fans and Georgians in general have a great reason to celebrate on Tuesday. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Georgia Bulldogs alum Allison Schmitt has not only captured the gold medal in the women's 200m freestyle to add to the United States medal count, but set an Olympic record in the process.
Schmitt beat runner-up Camille Muffat of France by nearly two seconds in the women's swimming final on Tuesday, setting a new Olympic mark of 1:53.61. Muffat finished in 1:55.58, while Bronte Barratt of Australia took the bronze with a time of 1:55.81. American Missy Franklin finished fourth, missing out on the bronze by 0.01 seconds.
You can find a complete medal count and breakdown at SI.com.
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