5 Entries for Missy in Omaha

The Denver Post is reporting that Missy Franklin will have 5 events at the upcoming Olympic Trials in Omaha – the 50, 100, and 200 freestyles, as well as the 100 and 200 backstrokes.

Coach Todd Schmitz clarified that 5 entries does not necessarily mean that she’ll swim all 5 – many athletes will over-enter races before deciding their official schedules.

This event lineup is what most probably expected from her; the only one that doesn’t fit into her core lineup is the 50 free, and that comes at the end of the meet schedule so we will see many “why not” entries in that event.

Though they’ve opted against the 200 IM, she’ll still have a tough day-3 double with the women’s 200 free semi-final coming one race before the 100 back final.

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Wise decision.
Even if she qualifies to four events. she will have a shot to gain seven medals(with relays)!Really Strong for a girl at her age.
She has a shot to gold in 200free,100back and 200back plus relays.Just amazing.

Jean Michel

Missy is the girl to watch in London ! She will wowww the planet of swimming with great races + fabulous Us relays to part of …. great entries for her


Doubtful she’d swim the 50 in London even if she made it, right? Doesn’t seem like it’d fit into her schedule too well.


I don’t think she’ll make the 50 free, but we’ll see

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