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Franklin joins elite club with sixth gold

American Missy Franklin became a member of a select group by winning a sixth gold medal on the final night at the 2013 World Swimming Championships.The 18-year-old Franklin swam the first leg of the 4x100-meter medley relay and gave the American team, which also included Jessica Hardy, Dana Vollmer and Megan Romano, a lead it didn't relinquish. The squad finished with a time of 3 minutes, 53.23 seconds. The Australians were 1.99 seconds behind, while Russia took bronze.Franklin became the fourth swimmer to win as many as six golds at the worlds or the Olympics. She joined Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz and Kristin Otto.In the penultimate race at this meet, the American team was disqualified in the men's 4x100 medley relay. The gold went to the French squad of Camille Lacourt, Giacomo Perez-Dortona, Jeremy Stravius and Fabien Gilot. The foursome finished in a time of 3 minutes, 31.51 seconds, .13 seconds ahead of the Australians.China's Sun Yang touched first in the final of the men's 1,500...

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