LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Gold medallist Michael Phelps of the United States poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 100m Butterfly Final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Golden Age: Michael Phelps Adds To His Record Total As Team USA Dominates

Friday at the Aquatics Center in London was another dominant day for Team USA, adding five more medals to their haul, highlighted by Michael Phelps's career gold No. 17, and wins by both Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky.

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Florent Manaudou Wins Men's 50m Free, American Cullen Jones Grabs Silver

In swimming's fastest event, France's Florent Manaudou won gold in the men's 50m free. American Cullen Jones picked up the silver.

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15-Year-Old American Katie Ledecky Wins Women's 800m Freestyle Final

After a week of near-misses, Great Britain finally looked like it would get a gold medal swim from Rebecca Adlington. Instead, Katie Ledecky dominated, cruising to victory in the women's 800m freestyle on Friday.

Ledecky broke fast and held her lead throughout the race, with Adlington second for much of it, but the home country favorite faded in the last 150 meters, ending up with bronze behind Spain's Miriea Belmonte Garcia.

Ledecky, who turned 15 in March, was on world record pace throughout the race and never even remotely challenged, but fell off at the last, ending up about a half-second behind Adlington's mark.

Preserving that record may be cold comfort for her. Ledecky's surprise victory is sort of a one-woman youth movement, and makes her the youngest gold medalist in the event. She promises to be one of the most celebrated medalists of these games.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub. For more on Olympic swimming, follow the 2012 Olympic swimming section.

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Michael Phelps Wins 100m Butterfly For 17th Career Gold Medal

Michael Phelps ended his individual career on a high note Friday in London, winning the 100m butterfly. It's his 17th Olympic gold medal, and his 21st medal overall.

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Missy Franklin Wins Women's 200m Backstroke Final, Sets World Record

Missy Franklin won the women's 200m backstroke on Friday, adding to the U.S.'s tally of medals in swimming at the 2012 Olympics.

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Becoming Michael Phelps: 7 Legendary Races By 'The Greatest Olympian'

Michael Phelps has become the greatest Olympian ever with a series of memorable races over four Olympics. Here are his seven most important.

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London 2012 Olympics Swimming: TV Coverage, Event Schedule For Friday

Swimming is wrapping up in the 2012 Summer Olympics, but Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin and Cullen Jones will all be in the pool chasing gold on Friday.

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