Franklin claimed her record sixth gold medal of the world championships Sunday night, swimming the leadoff leg for the Americans in the 400-meter medley relay. She gave the U.S. a slight lead, and her teammates — Jessica Hardy, Dana Vollmer and Megan Romano — made it look easy from there. The winning time was 3 minutes, 53.23 seconds, nearly two seconds ahead of runner-up Australia.
In a year when she raced at the Olympics, Missy Franklin’s greatest stress might come from deciding whether to compete for her high school team.
Colorado’s Missy Franklin signed a national letter of intent to swim for Cal starting next September. The Centennial resident plans to swim collegiately for two years and then turn pro before the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Colorado’s Missy Franklin has advanced to the semifinals of the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.