Olympic Star Missy Franklin Turns Pro: Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

Missy Frankling, 2014 Pan Pacs (courtesy of Paul Younan)

Missy Franklin (courtesy of Paul Younan)

Missy Franklin lead the Cal Golden Bears to an NCAA Team Title in March ending her two-year college swimming experience. The 4-time Olympic Champion is officially a professional swimmer, represented WME IMG (William Morris Endeavor / International Management Group). Franklin’s timing, turning pro now, is ideal. Most Olympic superstars finalize endorsement partnerships the year before the Olympic Games.

Where Franklin will train for the 2015 FINA World Championships this summer in Kazan or for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has not been officially announced.

You can follow Missy Franklin on Twitter here.

This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by SwimOutlet.com. Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of SwimSwam.com, a Swimming News website.


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Mel, you spoil us with how good your videos are.


That’s it. The “rainbows and unicorns” comment finally made me realize.

Missy Franklin is Kenneth from 30 Rock. (Link!)

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All bask in the glow of perfect Franklin. Gee willikers she is gosh darn amazing.


The great thing about your statement is that the answer is just that. Yes, she is that gosh darn amazing . Some people actually are exceptional. Strange but true. Something we average folk have to deal with. She is not obligated to act unhappy, unkind, out of sorts or any other way to satisfy your need to prove to the rest of the world that she really isn’t that great and therefore undeserving of other’s praise.

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That seemed to amuse the northman. “I want to live forever in a land where summer lasts a thousand years. I want a castle in the clouds where I can look down over the world. I want to be six-and-twenty again. When I was six-and-twenty I could fight all day and…..

Unicorns are not real….

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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