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Franklin gives up quest for 8 golds

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. Franklin held off hard-charging Federica Pelligrini to win the 200-meter freestyle on Wednesday night, claiming a title the recent high school graduate really wanted and justifying her decision to cut back on the program in Barcelona. The 18...
Via Fox Olympics
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

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

Franklin lifting spirits in Colorado

Colorado has seen its share of pain this year with a mass movie theater shooting and deadly wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes. But when Missy Franklin cinched her first gold medal at the London Olympic Games this week, it was finally time to cheer. After days of mourning the mass shooting, Coloradans are celebrating the triumphs of the 17-year-old swimmer who attends Aurora...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Franklin's gold brings joy to locals

After days of mourning the mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater, Coloradans are celebrating hometown native Missy Franklin's triumphs at the London Olympic Games. The 17-year-old swimmer attends Aurora's Regis Jesuit High School and lives in the nearby Denver suburb of Centennial. Following the July 20 shootings, she dedicated her Olympic races to her home state. &...
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 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

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

Missy Franklin keeps Colorado in her thoughts

Missy Franklin is dedicating all her Olympic races to her home state of Colorado. The 17-year-old swimmer says she was ''so shaken'' by the movie-theater shootings in the Denver suburb of Aurora, where she attends high school and trains. She will be keeping the people of Aurora in her thoughts while she's in London. Franklin, who lives in Centennial, Colo.,...
Via AP on Fox
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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