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2012 London Olympics Power Rankings: Allison Schmitt, Rebecca Soni Are No. 10

For your entertainment pleasure, SB Nation's Andrew Sharp set up these Olympics Power Rankings, which he shows love to two of America's best Olympic swimmers in Rebecca Soni and Georgia's Allison Schmitt

Despite being overshadowed by Missy Franklin, Schmitt had her own coming out party in these Summer Olympics, winning four medals and one that included a record setting performance of 1:53.61 in the 200-meter freestyle.


There's so much pre-planned marketing wrapped up in the entire presentation of the Olympics that sometimes the best athletes can still somehow fly under the radar. The entire world knows who Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin are, but Schmitt and Soni have been even better. Networks and brands have to guess months in advance who's worth background profiles and massive marketing campaigns, and sometimes they just miss people. That's what happened with Schmitt and Soni, I think, but they've both been incredible regardless, so here's to showing some overdue love for two of America's best female swimmers.

Read more of our Olympic coverage at this StoryStream and the Olympic hub page.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.