Franklin in 2012
|Full name||Melissa Jeanette Franklin|
Missy the Missile
|Born||Mey 10, 1995
|Hicht||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Wicht||165 lb (75 kg)|
|Club||Colorado Stars (STAR-CO)|
|College team||University o Californie, Berkeley|
Melissa Jeanette Franklin (born Mey 10, 1995) is an American swimmer an fower-time Olympic gowd medalist. She currently haulds the warld record in the 200-meter backstroke (short course an long course) an the American record in baith the 100-meter an 200-meter backstroke (long course). As a memmer o the U.S. Naitional Team, she also haulds the warld record in the 4×100-meter medley relay (short course an long course).
In her Olympic debut at the 2012 Simmer Olympics at age 17, Franklin won a tot o five medals, fower o which were gowd. She swept the women's backstroke events, winnin gowd in baith the 100-meter an 200-meter backstroke. Franklin's success hae earned her Swimmin Warld's Warld Swimmer o the Year an the American Swimmer o the Year award in 2012 as well as the FINA Swimmer o the Year Award in 2011 an 2012. In tot, she haes won twelve medals in internaitional competition: seven gowd, three siller, an twa bronze spannin the 2012 Simmer Olympics, the FINA Warld Championships an the short course FINA Warld Championships.
Personal bests[edit | edit source]
Warld records[edit | edit source]
|1||200 m||Backstroke (sc)||2:00.03||2011 Warld Cup||Berlin, Germany||October 22, 2011||16||[a]|||
|2||4×100 m||Medley relay (sc)||3:45.56||2011 Duel in the Pool||Atlanta, Georgie, US||December 16, 2011||16||[b]|||
|3||200 m||Backstroke||2:04.06||2012 Simmer Olympics||Lunnon, Unitit Kinrick||August 3, 2012||17|||
|4||4×100 m||Medley relay||3:52.05||2012 Simmer Olympics||Lunnon, Unitit Kinrick||August 04, 2012||17||[c]|||
- a Record set in a short course pool.
- b Short course record wi Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni, an Dana Vollmer. Franklin swam the freestyle leg (anchor leg) in a time o 51.32.
- c Record set wi Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer, an Allison Schmitt. Franklin swam the backstroke leg (lead-aff leg) in a time o 58.50.
References[edit | edit source]
- "'Missile Missy' is tearing up Olympic pool". sports.espn.go.com. ESPN. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
- "FINA World Cup, Berlin: Missy Franklin Downs World Record During Day One Finals". Swimming World Magazine. 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
- "Women's long course meters American records as of July 30, 2011". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 2011-08-01.
- "Duel in the Pool: World Record Opens Night One". Swimming World Magazine. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
- "2011 FINA Swimming World Cup – 200 m backstroke (final)". Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
- "2011 Duel in the Pool – 4×100 m medley relay". Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
- "Swimming: Franklin wins 200m backstroke gold". Chicago Tribune (Reuters). 2012-08-03. Archived from the original on 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
- "Franklin helps U.S. women take medley gold". Newsday (Associated Press). 2012-08-04. Archived from the original on 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2012-08-06.