Missy Franklin

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Missy Franklin
Missy Franklin
Franklin in 2012
Personal information
Full nameMelissa Jeanette Franklin
Nickname(s)Missile Missy[1]
Missy the Missile
Nationality Unitit States
Born (1995-05-10) 10 Mey 1995 (age 25)
Pasadena, Californie
Hicht6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Wecht165 lb (75 kg)
Sport
SportSoummin
Stroke(s)Backstroke, freestyle
ClubColorado Stars (STAR-CO)
College teamUniversity o Californie, Berkeley

Melissa Jeanette Franklin (born Mey 10, 1995) is an American swimmer an fower-time Olympic gowd medallist. 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 an aa 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 war 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 awaird in 2012 as well as the FINA Swimmer o the Year Awaird in 2011 an 2012. In tot, she haes won twal medals in internaitional competeetion: seiven 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 Julie 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  2. "FINA World Cup, Berlin: Missy Franklin Downs World Record During Day One Finals". Swimming World Magazine. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. "Women's long course meters American records as of July 30, 2011" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 1 August 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. "Duel in the Pool: World Record Opens Night One". Swimming World Magazine. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. "2011 FINA Swimming World Cup – 200 m backstroke (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 6 Mey 2012.
  6. "2011 Duel in the Pool – 4×100 m medley relay" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 6 Mey 2012.
  7. "Swimming: Franklin wins 200m backstroke gold". Chicago Tribune. Reuters. 3 August 2012. Archived frae the original on 6 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  8. "Franklin helps U.S. women take medley gold". Newsday. Associated Press. 4 August 2012. Archived frae the original on 6 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.

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