Missy Franklin Gives Emotional Interview After Nationals Performances (Video)

2018 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

After swimming both the 100 (55.33) and 200 free (1:59.25), where she placed 17th and 19th, Missy Franklin has completed her event schedule for the week in Irvine. This was Missy’s first meet back on US soil since 2016 Olympic Trials.

Missy commented that she was very disappointed with her swims, but she realized that this was a stepping stone to the bigger meet in 2 years. Although she’s not where she thought she would be after the 7 months of work she’s put in at Georgia, she’s confident that she’s regaining the love of the sport and headed in the right direction for Tokyo in 2020.

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Socaladvracer
3 years ago

The most honest / rawest Missy Franklin interview ever. Rooting for her for than ever!!

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Socaladvracer
3 years ago

feeling the same here ….her loving bubble is maturing well

Jump
Reply to  Socaladvracer
3 years ago

Yay. This is the Missy we knew was there. I put a bunch of blame on Rowdy for putting ridiculous expectations on her. They kept raving how “classy and well-spoken” she always was. When a swimmer trains their butt off for years and has a bad performance, they should be allowed to be pissed; josh-prenot pissed!!

Chris Roth
Reply to  Socaladvracer
3 years ago

There was a lot of pain in that interview. I know she wants to come back. She’s still the WR holder in the 200 Bk. She has accomplished so much and I’m sure she is proud of what she’s accomplished in her career. However, there are things beyond some of our control that happens to us that tells us our time is over. I hope that’s not the case with Missy but it’s telling that she’s still far from 100% when she’s unable to compete in her two signature events. I’ve loved watching her these past 10 years and wish nothing but the best for her heading towards Tokyo but my admiration for her will not diminish if she doesn’t… Read more »

Swimmerj
3 years ago

HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE HER

Pacific Spirit
3 years ago

She was very impressive…many athletes of her level would pro scratch C final. She still competed and sent young swimmers a very important message. A race is a race and another opportunity to teach yourself another valuable lesson. Many of us were moved. I just pray for the best for this amazing gal.

Danjohnrob
3 years ago

I truly believe that, now that her shoulders are recovered from surgery and with her level of talent and the great coaching at UGA, Missy will have success in the future! Her fans are sending her positive energy to use in her training in the months and years ahead!

Swimmer
Reply to  Danjohnrob
3 years ago

Apparently her shoulders are not pain fee right now. Surgery on a swimmers shoulders is Russian roulette. Hard to predict the outcome

Love to Swim
Reply to  Swimmer
3 years ago

Afaik, James Magnussen had shoulder surgery and after that he was never again close anywhere to his best.

Onemansopinion
Reply to  Swimmer
3 years ago

Very true. Surgery didn’t fix her issues.

tnp101
3 years ago

I have never been much of Missy’s fan … But after listening to her interview, who wouldn’t want to root for her? I wish she comes back and makes the Olympics team in 2020. She seems to grow up and is quite matured now, not as bubbly like before. It takes time to recover from injury. Her swim results were.not.that bad. Just need more speed and endurance. I would think if she trains at Stanford along side Ledecky and Manuel, she might benefit a lot more.

Anon
Reply to  tnp101
3 years ago

Ah yes, Georgia has such a lack of 200 freestylers for her to train with.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
3 years ago

She has way more psychological maturity !!! Impressive + she added 100% Honesty to her process of coming back = A Life Winner !!

Verram
3 years ago

Great (raw) emotions giving insight into how tough these swimmers have to work .. nothing is taken for granted especially since the American depth in swimming is so amazing and incomparable .. you have young kids willing to usurp the established stars and they have no fear!

Lpman
3 years ago

“How does it feel not making a travel team for the next two summers?”

What a lousy question

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