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China’s Sun, Franklin of US strike golds

AFP and AP, BARCELONA, Spain

In a grandstand finish, four teams were still in contention, but the French hung on amidst plenty of vocal support from traveling fans.

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom was the fastest into yesterday’s final of the women’s 100m butterfly as the 2009 world champion clocked 57.10 seconds ahead of title holder, Olympic champion and world-record holder Dana Vollmer of the US.

Vollmer was fourth fastest in the semi-finals, with Australia’s Olympic bronze medalist Coutts third.

South Africa’s Olympic 100m breaststroke champion Cameron van der Burgh was joint-second fastest into yesterday’s final behind Australia’s Christian Sprenger, the London silver medalist, who clocked 59.23 seconds in the semi-finals.

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