LONDON - Camille Muffat of France edged Allison Schmitt of the United States by less than half a stroke to win the Olympic 400-meter freestyle Sunday.
Muffat clocked an Olympic-record 4 minutes, 1.45 seconds, while Schmitt was second in 4:01.77.
Defending champion and local favourite Rebecca Adlington made a late charge to take bronze in 4:03.01 for Britain's first swimming medal in the London Games.
Two-time world champion Federica Pellegrini of Italy finished fifth.
Toronto's Brittany MacLean finsihed seventh.