Missy Franklin can’t wait to head to college. Boy, will she have some stories to tell the other freshmen.
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.
Missy Franklin won her fourth gold medal of the world swimming championships with a strong anchor leg for the United States in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay Thursday.
Missy Franklin gave up her bid for eight gold medals — and it sure paid off.
She’s now 3 for 3 at the world swimming championships.
Missy Franklin closed out the U.S. national championships with a flourish. She won the 100-meter backstroke in record time, hugged her friend and future college teammate before immediately turning her attention to next month’s world championships.
Missy Franklin is fine tuning that victory smile for her next summer international tour.
Olympic star Missy Franklin is graduating from high school.
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.