BARCELONA, Spain — Missy Franklin got the Americans rolling. Then Katie Ledecky really fired ‘em up.
By the end of the night, the U.S. team was awash in medals at the world swimming championships.
Franklin and Ledecky each won her second gold medal of the meet, Matt Grevers led a 1-2 American finish in the backstroke, and there was plenty of reason to celebrate for the red, white and blue on Tuesday.
“We’ve had an absolutely incredible evening,” Franklin said. “I’m so proud of all my teammates.”