Missy Franklin wins another gold medal in 200 meter backstroke, breaks world record

Sorry, Missy Franklin, but unless Senator Marco Rubio's bill to exempt medal-winning Olympians from paying taxes passes, you're going to owe Uncle Sam another $8,000-plus.

That's because Franklin just won a gold medal in the 200 meter backstroke, setting a world record in the process.

As noted by Fox News in the post linked above, Franklin finished the race in two minutes, 4.06 seconds, three-quarters of a second faster than previous planetary record holder Kirsty Coventry, a Zimbabwe swimmer who wore a bodysuit that was subsequently banned.

Silver medalist Anastasia Zueva of Russia and U.S. teammate Elizabeth Beisel, who took the bronze, finished well over a second behind Franklin -- a sizable margin at this level of competition.

Among those who witnessed this feat was U.S. Olympic basketballer Andre Iguodala, who tweeted the following:

The rest of us will have to wait until tonight: Thanks, NBC! But it'll be well worth waiting for.

More from our Sports archive: "Missy Franklin owes $21,000 in taxes for medals: Should Olympians be exempt?"


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