2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Swimming: August 6-13
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
- Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m PST/EST (1:00 p.m local), Finals – 6:00 p.m/9:00 p.m PST/EST (10:00 p.m local)
- SwimSwam previews
- Rio Schedule & Results
- Live Stream (NBC)
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin says she is planning to “come back stronger than ever before,” after an underwhelming Olympic Games in Rio.
In a Facebook status on her fan page earlier today, Franklin re-iterated earlier statements, and her comments during the U.S. Olympic Trials, effectively assuring supporters that she is not injured, saying “I understand so very little about this past week, about how many sacrifices and endless hours of hard work would leave me so far behind where I thought I was capable of doing.”
On Twitter, she echoed the sentiment, albeit minding the character limit:
Trusting in the Lord that something BEAUTIFUL will come out of this, and that I will come back stronger than ever! pic.twitter.com/Bi5NmbAM83
— Missy Franklin (@missyfranklin) August 12, 2016
See the Facebook post embedded below.
As of this post, Franklin is tied for second biggest amount of Olympic golds won by a woman in a single Games with her four from London. Other notable athletes in this tie include Amy Van Dyken (swimming 1996), Agnes Keleti (gymnastics 1956), Vera Caslavska (gymnastics 1968), Larisa Latynina (gymnastics 1956), Ecaterina Szabo (gymnastics 1984), Fanny Blankers-Koen (athletics 1948), and Lidiya Skoblikova (speed skating 1964).