Franklin's six golds are worlds' greatest

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Posted: Sunday, August 4, 2013 12:00 am

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Missy Franklin stands alone.

The 18-year-old claimed her record sixth gold medal of the world championships Sunday night, swimming the opening leg for the Americans in the 400-meter medley relay. She gave the U.S. a slight lead, and her teammates — Jessica Hardy, Dana Vollmer and Megan Romano — made it look easy from there. The winning time was 3:53.23, nearly two seconds ahead of runner-up Australia.

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