Missy: Taking it out with Katie was big for me (Video Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges. 

Reported by James Sutherland. 


  1. Katie Ledecky, 1:55.73
  2. Missy Franklin, 1:57.67
  3. Allison Schmitt, 1:58.18

In what will be a terrific race at the US Olympic Trials, Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin and Allison Schmitt squared off in the women’s 200 free, with Ledecky ultimately triumphing in a very fast time of 1:55.73. Franklin was 2nd in 1:57.67, and Schmitt was 3rd in 1:58.18. That will likely be 3/4 of the US 800 free relay in Rio. Ledecky got out first in 56.64, and increased her leg over the final 100.

Melanie Margalis was 4th in 1:58.38, and Manuella Lyrio (1:58.59), Elizabeth Beisel (2:00.29), Patricia Castro-Ortega (2:00.36), and Simone Manuel (2:02.61) rounded out the A-final. Youngster Taylor Ruck claimed the B-final in 1:59.78.

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Coleman Hodges

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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