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Missy Franklin
Missy Franklin 3.jpg
Franklin in 2012
Personal information
Full name Melissa Jeanette Franklin
Nickname(s) Missile Missy[1]
Missy the Missile
Nationality Banner o Unitit States Unitit States
Born Mey 10, 1995 (1995-05-10) (age 19)
Pasadena, Californie
Hicht 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Wicht 165 lb (75 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke, freestyle
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).[2][3] 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).[4]

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[eedit | eedit soorce]

Long course
Event Time Meet Date Note(s)
50 m backstroke 28.01 2011 Warld Aquatics Championships Julie 28, 2011
100 m backstroke 58.33 2012 Simmer Olympics Julie 30, 2012 AM, NR
200 m backstroke 2:04.06 2012 Simmer Olympics August 3, 2012 WR
100 m freestyle 53.52 2012 Simmer Olympics Julie 28, 2012
200 m freestyle 1:55.06 2011 Warld Aquatics Championships Julie 28, 2011
Short course
Event Time Meet Date Note(s)
100 m backstroke 56.73 2011 FINA Swimmin Warld Cup October 23, 2011
200 m backstroke 2:00.03 2011 FINA Swimmin Warld Cup October 22, 2011 WR
100 m freestyle 52.09 2011 FINA Swimmin Warld Cup October 23, 2011
200 m freestyle 1:53.19 2011 Duel in the Pool December 17, 2011

Warld records[eedit | eedit soorce]

No. Distance Event Time Meet Location Date Age Note(s) Ref
1 200 m Backstroke (sc) 2:00.03 2011 Warld Cup Berlin, Germany October 22, 2011 16 [a] [5]
2 4×100 m Medley relay (sc) 3:45.56 2011 Duel in the Pool Atlanta, Georgie, US December 16, 2011 16 [b] [6]
3 200 m Backstroke 2:04.06 2012 Simmer Olympics Lunnon, Unitit Kinrick August 3, 2012 17 [7]
4 4×100 m Medley relay 3:52.05 2012 Simmer Olympics Lunnon, Unitit Kinrick August 04, 2012 17 [c] [8]
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[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "'Missile Missy' is tearing up Olympic pool". sports.espn.go.com. ESPN. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  2. "FINA World Cup, Berlin: Missy Franklin Downs World Record During Day One Finals". Swimming World Magazine. 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  3. "Women's long course meters American records as of July 30, 2011". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  4. "Duel in the Pool: World Record Opens Night One". Swimming World Magazine. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  5. "2011 FINA Swimming World Cup – 200 m backstroke (final)". Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  6. "2011 Duel in the Pool – 4×100 m medley relay". Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  7. "Swimming: Franklin wins 200m backstroke gold". Chicago Tribune (Reuters). 2012-08-03. Archived from the original on 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  8. "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. 

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