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
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