Missy Franklin living up to the hype in Olympic debut

LONDON — Missy Franklin can swim. No one ever had any doubt about that. She had announced herself on the international stage last summer at the world championships in Shanghai, when she won five medals, three of them gold.

Missy Franklin has personality the force of several suns. She is happy, it seems, all the time. The older members of the U.S. national team marvel at her energy. Plus, and you can check this out for yourself in the swim team’s “Call Me Maybe” take-off video, she can dance.

Coming into these London Games, the only question about Missy Franklin, the 17-year-old from Colorado, was whether the hype machine would eat her up and spit her out, or whether she would find the peace of mind, the serenity, the calm to do what she came her to do.

To win.

Read the rest at NBCOlympics.com: http://bit.ly/OEMDjw

Missy Franklin with her medal. She says about it, “It’s so pretty!”


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One thought on “Missy Franklin living up to the hype in Olympic debut

  1. Such an incredible win my Missy Franklin! I love her stamina and energy, she definitely has what it takes to be an Olympic champion. Her record is awe inspiring and I was happy to watch this match. I wasn’t at home but watched it on my phone using the Dish Remote Access app, this allows me to not only watch TV live but also set up timers on my DVR through my phone. I knew I wasn’t going to miss watching Missy, my coworkers and I at Dish will have plenty to talk about tomorrow!

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