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
Katie Ledecky Wins Fifth Gold Medal, Sets Another World Record
Associated Press Aug. 08, 2015
The teenager is first swimmer to sweep 200-, 400-, 800-, 1,500-meter freestyle races at a single worlds.
Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin Win Gold And Bronze In 200 Free
Associated Press Aug. 05, 2015
Competing in the 200-meter freestyle at worlds for the first time, Ledecky rallied from fourth to win.
Katie Ledecky Breaks Her Own World Record In 1,500-Meter Freestyle
USA Swimming Aug. 04, 2015
Ledecky followed her 400-meter freestyle gold with another dominant performance in the 1,500-meter freestyle.
Katie Ledecky Starts Swimming Worlds With 400-Meter Gold
Associated Press Aug. 02, 2015
The win begins Ledecky's packed schedule that includes four individual races.
Lochte, Ledecky, Franklin Lead U.S. Swimmers To Worlds
Scott McDonald July 29, 2015
Many of the world’s greatest swimmers will convene in Kazan, Russia.
How (And Where) Will Missy Franklin Spend Her Summer Vacation?
Peggy Shinn May 26, 2015
Now a pro, the swimming star talks about summer plans, upcoming endorsements and if she plans to return to Cal.
20 Times Missy Franklin’s Smile Lit Up The Room
May 10, 2015
Celebrate the five-time medalist's 20th birthday with a look at 20 of her smiliest photos.
In Case You Missed It: March 16-22
Jamie MacDonald March 23, 2015
Freshmen sensations set records in the water and on the ice, the sincerest form of flattery for diver Boudia and more.
Missy Franklin Ends College Swim Career With Three NCAA Wins, Team Title
Associated Press March 22, 2015
The five-time Olympic medalist plans to turn pro after two years of collegiate swimming.
Ledecky Has Big Night At USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards
Lynn Rutherford Nov. 25, 2014
The 17-year-old won three awards at the star-studded event
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