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MISSY FRANKLIN RUMORS

Franklin misses 200 freestyle final at Pan Pacs

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) A sore back has already caused problems for Missy Franklin at the Pan Pacific championships, with the world champion missing qualification for the final of the 200-meter freestyle. The 19-year-old Franklin, who won six gold medals at last year's world championships, swam in the morning preliminaries of the 200 free on Thursday but had the third-fastest...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin to swim freestyle, test sore back at Pan Pacific championships

GOLD COAST, Australia -- Multiple Olympic and world champion Missy Franklin will swim in the 200-meter freestyle to test her sore back in the first event at the Pan Pacific championships. Franklin had back spasms during practice Tuesday and had been in doubt for the meet in an outdoor pool starting Thursday. A U.S. team spokesman said Franklin would decide after the freestyle whether...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacs because of back problem

  Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin is being treated for a back problem, putting her in doubt for the Pan Pacific championships which start Thursday. Team USA spokesman Scott Leightman said Wednesday that Franklin had back spasms during practice Tuesday. He told a news conference Wednesday that the 19-year-old Franklin was resting at the nearby team hotel, with her condition...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacs with back problem

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin is being treated for a back problem, putting her in doubt for the Pan Pacific championships which start Thursday. Team USA spokesman Scott Leightman says Franklin had back spasms during practice Tuesday. He told a news conference Wednesday that the 19-year-old Franklin was resting at the team hotel, with her condition...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss
WENT SWIMMINGLY

Prince Harry serenades Missy Franklin

There has been no shortage of women for Prince Harry to choose from since he touched down in Washington, D.C. for his tour of America this week. Harrymania seems to follow him everywhere he goes. But, from the looks of this photo,  it seems like England's most eligible bachelor has caught the attention of one special lady — U.S. Olympic swimming star Missy Franklin. Yesterday...
Via The Other Paper
May 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

Justin Bieber gifts nearly jeopardized Missy Franklin’s amateur status

Like many of us who watched the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, it sounds like Justin Bieber got wrapped up in the athletic ability and fantastic personality of US swimming star Missy Franklin. The 17-year-old Franklin is an admittedly huge Bieber fan, as evidenced by the time she went nuts after he sent her a congratulatory tweet. Back in August, Justin decided to send her a massive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 06, 2012  |  9 Comments

London Beat: Missy Franklin discusses Olympic experience, Justin Bieber (video)

Video: London Beat: Missy Franklin At the young age of 17, US Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin has had a star-making turn during the Olympics in London, in the pool as well as out of the water. In the above London Beat video, Franklin, who people are calling the “Female Phelps” discusses her amazing Olympics experience, [...]
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

NBC runs promo touting interview with gold medal winner Missy Franklin before actually showing race she won gold in

NBC has decided to tape delay many of the big events and show them in prime time. We don’t particularly like it, but we understand. It’s all about making the money. And though, we have to deal with results being spoiled by journalists in London and Twitter, the last thing we thought we would have to deal with is NBC themselves spoiling results. But that’s exactly what happened...
Via No Guts, No Glory
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss
TO THE VICTOR...

NBC spoils race before it airs with commercial

Via Guyism
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin’s nails are painted with patriotic colors (Picture)

Missy Franklin is already becoming one of the stars of the 2012 Summer Games in London. The 17-year-old swimmer won bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay team Saturday night, and she captured her first Olympic gold medal by winning the 100m backstroke on Monday. Before the Games began, Franklin tweeted a picture of her toe and fingernails to show that she had painted them in patriotic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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