Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Tony Carroll.
Missy Franklin took out the 200 surrounded by two strong European All-Stars. Katinka Hosszu and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor looked like they were about to shut out Franklin after the first half of the race, but a strong third 50 from Franklin changed the mood in the building.
Franklin had the lead into the final 50, but Hosszu was coming back fast strong and nearly out-touched her for the win. At the finish, Franklin managed to sneak her hand on the wall first for first place points and a new US Open record at 1:52.74. She set the previous record in 2011 at 1:54.19. Hosszu and O’Connor finished second and third at 1:52.79 and 1:52.82, respectively.
After the women’s 200 freestyle, Team USA leads 91 to 58. PDF Results