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NBAC's Allison Schmitt takes silver in 400 freestyle

LONDON — Allison Schmitt, who trains out of the North Baltimore Aquatic Center, was narrowly edged in the 400 freestyle today by France's Camille Muffat. Britain's Rebecca Adlington took the bronze.

Muffat's 4:01.45, an Olympic record, beat Schmitt by .32. Adlington's bronze is the first swimming medal of these Olympics for the host country.

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The favored Muffat went out fast and hung on as Schmitt stayed close throughout the race.

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