GWANGJU, South Korea — Minnesota native Regan Smith notched a gold medal for team USA at the World Swimming Championships Saturday morning. 

After surpassing Missy Franklin's world record on Friday, Smith secured gold in the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2 minutes and 3.69 seconds - just shy of her time of 2 minutes and 3.35 seconds in the semifinals. 

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The 17-year-old Lakeville teen beat Olympian Missy Franklin's time of 2 minutes and 4.06 seconds - set in the 2012 London Olympics.

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