Missy FRANKLIN

United States of America USA

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    5 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    London 2012
  • Year of Birth
    1995
Olympic Results

Biography

Missy FRANKLIN

Still thinking big

A teenage star of the pool at London 2012, where she won four gold medals, and the most decorated female swimmer in the history of the World Championships, the USA’s Missy Franklin is aiming to bounce back after a missing out on individual success at Rio 2016.

Ahead of the game

As is now customary for every major swimming final, the big screen at London’s Aquatics Centre showed a sliding yellow line as the competitors in the women’s 200m backstroke final at the 2012 Games made their way up and down the pool. That particular line represented the world record of 2:04.81, set by Zimbabwe’s reigning double Olympic champion Kristy Coventry at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, and one swimmer would outpace it from start to finish: a 17-year-old American starlet by the name of Missy Franklin.

Teenage sensation

Already the owner of two Olympic golds at London 2012, having won the 100m backstroke and the 4x200m freestyle relay with Dana Vollmer, Shannon Vreeland and Allison Schmid, Franklin eventually stopped the clock at 2:04.06, smashing Coventry’s mark. The Zimbabwean finished out of the medals in fourth, behind Russia’s Anastasia Zuyeva and the USA’s Elizabeth Beisel.

A day after sealing her individual backstroke double, Franklin swam the same style in the opening leg of the 4x100m medley relay final, setting a U.S. quartet also featuring Rebecca Soni (breaststroke), Dana Vollmer (butterfly) and Allison Schmitt (freestyle) on the way to gold and a new world record of 3:52.05.

Olympic Results

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Rio 2016

#13
200 metres Freestyle
200 metres Freestyle Swimming
#14
200 metres Backstroke
200 metres Backstroke Swimming
G
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 2012

B
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
G
100 metres Backstroke
100 metres Backstroke Swimming
#4
200 metres Freestyle
200 metres Freestyle Swimming
G
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
#5
100 metres Freestyle
100 metres Freestyle Swimming
G
200 metres Backstroke
200 metres Backstroke Swimming
G
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay Swimming