Swimming - Franklin wins 100 metres backstroke gold

American Olympic champion Missy Franklin won her second gold of the world swimming championships on Tuesday with victory in the women's 100 metres backstroke.

Reuters

The 18-year-old powered home in a time of 58.42 seconds at the Palau Sant Jordi following Sunday's 4x100 metres freestyle relay triumph.

Australia's Emily Seebohm, second behind Franklin at the Olympics in London last year, was second in 59.06 seconds and Aya Terakawa of Japan took bronze in 59.23.

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