Missy The Missile Blows Up 200 Free Field

Everyone knows Missy Franklin as an effervescent teenager with a perpetual smile. But the 18-year-old is also a fierce competitor, and don’t think for a moment that she has forgotten about the outcome of the 200 freestyle at last summer’s Olympic Games in London. There, Franklin missed a medal by a hundredth of a second while settling for fourth place. She’ll get a chance at redemption on the international stage next month at the World Championships.

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Everyone knows Missy Franklin as an effervescent teenager with a perpetual smile. But the 18-year-old is also a fierce competitor, and don’t think for a moment that she has forgotten about the outcome of the 200 freestyle at last summer’s Olympic Games in London. There, Franklin missed a medal by a hundredth of a second while settling for fourth place. She’ll get a chance at redemption on the international stage next month at the World Championships.

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