The star of the London Olympics still has much of her life in front of her. But Missy Franklin reached one important milestone last week, celebrating her 18th birthday, and she’ll mark another Monday when she graduates from her Denver-area high school.
Combat helicopter pilot Prince Harry of Britain along with Olympic swimming champion Missy Franklin joined an American naval officer who had been blinded in Afghanistan in launching the Warrior Games for wounded service members.
Britain’s Prince Harry and U.S. swimming superstar Missy Franklin are getting the Warrior Games off to a touching start, escorting a blind Navy officer to light the Olympic-style flame.
Britain’s Prince Harry charmed dozens of dignitaries, British expatriates and students and military officers at a cocktail party welcoming him to Colorado on Friday.
Britain’s Prince Harry will mingle with Olympians including Missy Franklin as well as British business executives, students and military officers living in Colorado before cheering on wounded servicemen and women at the Warrior Games on Saturday.
For the past 14 years Olympian Missy Franklin has focused on a key thought — “Touch the wall.” Now that’s the title of a new documentary about Franklin’s journey to Olympic gold set for release at the end of the year.
Just before her 18th birthday Mikaela Shiffrin won the world championships in slalom in Switzerland and a few weeks later took the season-long title in the same discipline.
Colorado’s Olympic hero Missy Franklin got all dressed up Thursday night to emcee the Make-A-Wish Celebrity Waiter Dinner, and she brought some help.
It’s hard to determine which meant more to Missy Franklin: Meeting singer Justin Bieber backstage at a recent concert or swimming in her first high school meet of the season.
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.