BARCELONA, Spain (CBS/AP) — Missy Franklin, the 18-year-old incoming Cal freshman, won her fourth gold medal of the world swimming championships with a strong anchor leg for the United States in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay Thursday.

Katie Ledecky earned her third gold of the meet, swimming leadoff for the Americans.

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Ledecky led France’s Camille Muffat at the first exchange, but the U.S. slipped back to second — first behind the French, then Australia — as Shannon Vreeland and Karlee Bispo took over for the middle legs.

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But the U.S. was close enough when Franklin dove in for the final 200. She zipped by Australia’s Alicia Coutts and won going away in 7 minutes, 45.14 seconds. Australia settled for silver in 7:47.08, while France took the bronze in 7:48.43.

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