Missy Franklin Facts
American Women's 100m Backstroke Swimmer
- Missy Franklin is an American Women's 100m Backstroke Swimmer.
- She was born in 1995 at Pasadena.
- She generally competes in Women's 100m Freestyle, Women's 200m Freestyle, Women's 100m Backstroke, Women's 200m Backstroke, Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay and Women's 4x100m Medley Relay Swimming events.
- Colorado STARS is her club.
- Todd Schmitz (USA) is his coach since 2003.
- She began swimming in classes with her mother when she was six months old.
- She considers US swimmer Natalie Coughlin as her hero.
- She was named 2011 Athlete of the Year at USA Swimming's annual awards night.
- Finishing in 58.33, she equelled American Record and won a Gold Medal in Women's 100m Backstroke Swimming event at the 2012 Summer Olympics held at London.
- Completing the Women's 200m Backstroke event in 2:04.06, she has set a new World Record and has won another Olympic Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympics.