Discipline: Freestyle, backstroke, individual medley
Birthplace: Pasadena, Calif.
High School: Regis Jesuit High School (Aurora, Colo.) '13
- 2012 Olympic Games, gold (100-meter backstroke, 200-meter backstroke, 4x100-meter medley, 4x200-meter medley), bronze (4x100-meter freestyle), 4th (200-meter freestyle)
- 2015 FINA World Championships, silver (200-meter backstroke), bronze (200-meter freestyle)
- 2014 Pan Pacific Games, gold (4x200-meter), silver (4x100-meter freestyle, 4x100-meter medley)
- 2011 FINA Swimmer of the Year award
- Holds world records in the 200-meter backstroke and the 4x100-meter medley relay
- 2011 National Championships titles in 100-meter backstroke and 100-meter freestyle
Fun Facts: Missy played basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, gymnastics, and skating before trying swimming ... Franklin has dual citizenship with Canada ... Her dad calls her size-13 feet "built-in flippers" ... At age 13, Franklin competed at the 2008 US Olympic Trials
Red, White & Trending: May 6-12
Jamie MacDonald May 13, 2016
Team USA celebrates its moms in so many ways (among them: poignantly, humorously, with tears, with a sash and in bright yellow), Michael Phelps is captivated by his baby Boomer, Lindsey Vonn stirs things up on a catamaran, Bubba Watson mugs with the fam, Tim Morehouse makes a non-fencing announcement, Blake Haxton and Nastia Liukin hit similar milestones, Tara Lipinski and her fiancé celebrate an anniversary (and more Emmys), Stars on Ice celebrates an impromptu prom party for Polina Edmunds, Missy Franklin celebrates a big birthday, plus Team USA #wisdom and more.
21 Times We Wanted To Be Missy Franklin's Best Friend
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Celebrate the swimmer's 21st birthday with some of her top Instagram moments from the past year.
Celebrate Mother's Day With Team USA
May 08, 2016
Natalie Coughlin, Missy Franklin, Adeline Gray and more thank their moms for being their biggest supporters.
100 Storylines To Follow For The Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Karen Rosen April 27, 2016
Find out just about everything you need to know for the final countdown to the Rio Games.
Michael Phelps Wins 200 Fly In Mesa Despite 30 MPH Winds
Associated Press April 16, 2016
Also on Friday, Katie Ledecky won the 400-meter freestyle by 5.93 seconds.
Katie Ledecky, Conor Dwyer Start Arena Pro Swim Mesa Meet With 200 Free Wins
Associated Press April 15, 2016
Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps won their consolation finals in the 200-meter freestyle.
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Lisa Costantini March 10, 2016
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Celebrate 16 Of Team USA's Greatest Hugs For National Hug Day
Jan. 21, 2016
Share the love with Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
Watch Team USA Athletes Read 'Twas The Night Before Rio
Dec. 24, 2015
Your favorite Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls give their take on the classic poem.
10 Team USA Videos To Put You In The Christmas Spirit
Dec. 23, 2015
Hear from Ryan Lochte, David Boudia, Allyson Felix and more about their favorite holiday presents and traditions.
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