Missy Franklin

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Franklin Wins Record 6 Golds at Worlds

Missy Franklin now the winningest female ever at world championships

(Newser) - Missy Franklin claimed her record sixth gold medal of the FINA World Swimming Championships today, swimming the leadoff leg for a US win in the 400-meter medley relay. The 18-year-old Franklin is now the most successful female swimmer ever at the worlds. She eclipsed the women's record that had... More »

Phelps Swims Last Individual Race

And wins gold, as does Missy Franklin and 15-year-old Katie Ledecky

(Newser) - Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly at the London Games today for the record 17th gold and 21st medal overall in his Olympic career. In the final individual race of his career, Phelps was next to last at the turn but then produced his usual furious finish to clock 51.... More »

US Wins 2 Golds in Backstroke

Missy Franklin wins women's race as Matt Grevers sets record

(Newser) - American teenager Missy Franklin won the women's 100-meter backstroke at the London Olympics today. Franklin won the two-lap race in 58.33 seconds for her first Olympic gold and second medal after taking bronze in the 4x100 freestyle relay. Emily Seebohm of Australia touched in 58.68 to take... More »

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