LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Dana Vollmer of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting a new world record time of 55.98 seconds in the Women’s 100m Butterfly final on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
After setting an Olympic record in the preliminary round of the women’s 100m fly Saturday, Granbury’s Dana Vollmer has won the gold medal in that event and set a new record.
Dana Vollmer became the first U.S. female swimmer to win a gold medal in London, dominating the field in the 100 fly to touch in 55.98 and set a new world record in the sprint event.
It was the first individual Olympic gold for the 24-year-old from Syracuse.
She finished nearly a full second ahead of silver medalist Lu Ying of China.