Missy Franklin Going for the Gold
Discipline: Freestyle, backstroke, individual medley
Current Residence: Aurora, Colo.
- 2011 FINA Swimmer of the Year award
- Holds world records in the 200m backstroke and the 4x100m medley relay
- 2011 National Championships titles in 100m backstroke and 100m 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