Swimmers vs. Gymnasts: Missy Franklin & Shawn Johnson

  6 Davis Wuolle | August 06th, 2012 | Featured, London 2012 Olympics

American swimmer Missy Franklin and American artistic gymnast Shawn Johnson have both found extraordinary Olympic success at a young age. This picture of the two at the 2012 London Olympics has been circulating recently, highlighting the tremendous height difference and reminding us that talent comes in all sizes. Here are the two athletes compared:

Missy Franklin

Shawn Johnson

SportSwimmingArtistic Gymnastics
Olympic Medals54
First Olympics20122008
Born19951992
Age1720
Height6’1 (185 cm)4’9 (145 cm)
NicknameThe MissilePeanut, Bubbly
RetiredN/A2012

 

via Reddit

In This Story

Comments

  1. DDias says:
    0
    0

    145cm?Wow, that s short.Swimmers increased in size, gymnasts decreased(Nadia Comaneci was 160cm)

  2. AL says:
    0
    0

    umm, isnt james magnussen the guy who does 100 free ‘the missile’?

  3. AL says:
    0
    0

    she needs another nickname haha, she doesnt really do sprint events compared to james. he is older and def had that name first anyway

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/missile-magnussen-leads-100-free-semis-but-aussie-teammate-rocket-roberts-misses-final/2012/07/31/gJQAImSJNX_story.html

  4. WHOKNOWS says:
    0
    0

    Missy’s interviews are very good – particularly for a 17 year old. I really like to listen to her.

  5. Krystian Makowski says:
    0
    0

    Missy at the Olympics in 2016 earn 8 gold medals, I wish you that.
    I salute you Krystian

Leave a Reply

Name will be published. Email address will not. By commenting you agree to our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy.

About Davis Wuolle

Davis Wuolle

Davis Wuolle helped found and launch SwimSwam at its inception in 2012. Davis designed and developed SwimSwam.com, utilizing over nine years of web development and design experience.Davis graduated in 2013 from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada where he specialized in Materials Engineering with a focus on Product …

Read More »