Jul 05 Missy Franklin Going for the Gold

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Posing in front of the American flag during the West Hollywood photo shoot

July 05, 2012, 1:58 p.m. (ET)
Name: Missy Franklin
Sport: Swimming
Discipline: Freestyle, backstroke, individual medley
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 165
Current Residence: Aurora, Colo.
School: Regis Jesuit High School

Career Highlights:
  • 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

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