Missy Franklin, Wins 200 Back, Kisses Babies, Signs Autographs

Women’s 200 Backstroke

In the women’s 200m backstroke World Record Holder Missy Franklin finished with a huge lead, touching in 2:08.47 to Hilary Caldwell’s 2:11.11. With that win Franklin completed her sweep of the backstrokes in Orlando, already taking the victory in the 100m backstroke last night in 59.34.Franklin’s time of 2:08.47 as impressive as is was slower than her 2:07.31 that she swam in Austin last month.

Women’s 100 Freestyle

Franklin secured her fourth and final win of the meet tonight with a victory in the 100m freestyle.Franklin touched in at 55.37 ahead of Christine Magnuson (55.99) and Dana Vollmer (56.06). After finishing a disappointing fourth at the Olympic Games in the 100m freestyle this past summer,Franklin looks as if she’s putting a lot more focus on the event leading up to the Barcelona World Championships.

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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