Rio Reflections with swimmer Missy Franklin

Every Olympic year is emotional. The visions, the goals and the sacrifices day in and day out together accumulate to one moment in time. A pivotal and life changing moment that is the absolute epitome of athlete excellence, the Olympic Games. The Rio Olympics were filled with stories of athletic triumphs, drug scandals and security mishaps yet behind the scenes were the deeper personal...
Via Excelle Sports
8 hours ago

Golden Medals: Missy Franklin to train with Cal Men’s Swimming, follows in footsteps of Natalie Coughlin

Cal Men’s Water Polo rises to No.2 in the country. Cal Swimming Just like Natalie Coughlin (in 2014, the twilight of her career), Missy Franklin will train under Dave Durden and with the Cal Men’s Swimming Pro group (one that was highly successful at Rio 2016) to rebound from her mediocre Rio 2016 Olympics when she won just one Gold medal (swimming the prelim of the 800 Free...
Via California Golden Blogs
4 days ago

Missy Franklin misses out on another event, won't swim 100M free in Rio

OMAHA, Neb. -- Missy Franklin has missed out on another event that was part of her Olympic program four years ago.Franklin was only the 11th-fastest qualifier in the semifinals of the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. swimming trials Thursday night, missing a spot in Friday's final. Abbey Weitzeil was the top qualifier at 53.57 seconds, and Katie Ledecky also advanced as the seventh...
Via Associated Press
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

The Lead: Missy Franklin is still swimming in Olympic expectations

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit This article originally appeared in Mile High Sports Magazine. Read the full digital edition. Each month MHSM catches up with a leading figure...
Via Mile High Sports
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin struggles at World Championships

After a rough few days at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, that saw Missy Franklin go medal-less in individual events, Franklin managed to recapture a spot on the podium with a 1:55.49 time. The Regis Jesuit graduate finished third in the 200-meter freestyle Wednesday night. 18-year-old American Katie Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:55.16...
Via Mile High Sports
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Great swim, greater news out of pool for Franklin to start Worlds

  Missy Franklin is learning how to deal with the lingering effects of her back injury. And the American should be glad she won't have to deal with Katinka Hosszu, otherwise known as the "Iron Lady," for the remainder of the 100-meter backstroke at the swimming world championships. While it was only good for fifth, the 20-year-old Franklin swam her fastest time of the year Monday...
Via Associated Press
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin nominated for ESPY Award

Regis Jesuit graduate and US Olympian Missy Franklin has been nominated as a finalist to receive the 2015 ESPY Award in the Best Female College Athlete category. At the University of California, Berkeley Franklin won three NCAA individual titles including 200 individual medley, 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke. She broke her own record in the 200 freestyle and was also named the...
Via Mile High Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin signs deal with Speedo

  Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin used opening day of the Arena Pro Swim Series on Thursday to announce that she has signed a deal with Speedo, her first major sponsor since turning pro. ''I'm so excited to announce being part of the Speedo family,'' Franklin said. ''I've been dying to tell everyone that. It's been so much fun working with them already. It's a new part, a new...
Via Associated Press
June 18, 2015  |  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...
Via Associated Press
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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