LONDON -- Allison's aim was true.
That would be American Allison Schmitt, who is having those lifetime moments, day after day, at the London Olympic Games.
This time Schmitt was swimming the anchor leg for the U.S. women in the 800-meter freestyle relay, lifting the Americans from second to first with a determined effort on Wednesday night.
The U.S. took the gold with in an Olympic record time of 7 minutes 42.92 seconds. Australia, which had led after three legs, was second in 7:44.41 and France was well back in 7:47.49 to take the bronze.
Schmitt already has an individual gold medal in the 200 freestyle.
The other members of the relay team were teenager Missy Franklin, who won her second gold, Dana Vollmer and Shannon Vreeland. Schmitt's anchor leg split was 1:54.09.