Biography

Competed in: SWIMMINGSwimming

The teenager's three gold medals at last year's World Championships left even Michael Phelps in awe of her

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Missy Franklin competed in SWIMMING

Did you know?

  • Swimming has 34 medal events at London 2012, including two open water 10km events in Hyde Park's Serpentine.
  • At the first Olympic Games all swimming events were held in open water. London 1908 was the first to use an indoor pool.
  • The USA’s Michael Phelps won an incredible eight gold medals in Beijing. The Baltimore Bullet is aiming to add to his record total of 14 Olympic gold medals in London.
  • Great Britain won six swimming medals at the 2008 Olympics, finishing third in the medal table behind the United States and Australia.
  • The new Aquatics Centre being used at London 2012 has a spectacular wave-like roof that is 160m long and up to 80m wide.

Head to Head

Missy Franklin vs Rebecca Turner

Missy Franklin

Missy Franklin One to watch United States flag

London 2012 medals

5

London 2012 appearances

18

London 2012 results

1:55.82 Women's 200m Freestyle

Height

1.85m (6'1")

Weight

75kg

Age

19

Rebecca Turner

Rebecca Turner Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

5

London 2012 results

1:58.98 Women's 200m Freestyle

Height

1.7m (5'7")

Weight

68kg

Age

22

View the London 2012 medallist table