Missy on Courtney Bartholomew: She really stepped up (Video Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Tony Carroll. 

Missy Franklin took out the 200 surrounded by two strong European All-Stars. Katinka Hosszu and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor looked like they were about to shut out Franklin after the first half of the race, but a strong third 50 from Franklin changed the mood in the building.

Franklin had the lead into the final 50, but Hosszu was coming back fast strong and nearly out-touched her for the win. At the finish, Franklin managed to sneak her hand on the wall first for first place points and a new US Open record at 1:52.74. She set the previous record in 2011 at 1:54.19. Hosszu and O’Connor finished second and third at 1:52.79 and 1:52.82, respectively.

After the women’s 200 freestyle, Team USA leads 91 to 58. PDF Results

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Coach joe09
5 years ago

Missy! What a great ambassador for the team.

5 years ago

A real pro, in every sense of the word

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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