Since Missy Franklin‘s best performance at the 2013 World Championships where she pulled down six gold medals, she has had moments of greatest and her fair share of challenges. At the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships she suffered and raced with a back injury. At the 2015 World Championships she lead Team USA to relay gold, but failed to top the podium individually. After two years in college at Cal, she is now firmly back under Colorado Stars Head Coach Todd Schmitz, who developed her career and guided her through those stunning years of success, 2011, ’12 and ’13. With Schmitz on deck Franklin appears to be back to Olympic form. At the Orlando Pro Swim, she swam a sub minute 100m backstroke, and you could see her confidence returning.
2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Predictions: In the 100 and 200 meter backstroke, Missy reminds us of that immense talent and star power, setting herself up for individual golds in Rio. Ledecky takes the 200m freestyle in 1:53.6. Missy delivers a 1:54.2 making Team USA, positioning herself for another individual medal in Rio.
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