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.
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.