Missy Franklin Gives Emotional Interview After Nationals Performances (Video)


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


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


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

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 »



Pacific Spirit

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.

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