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Missy still the same despite swimming success
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Missy still the same despite swimming success

Aug 4 2013, 4:42am CDT | by IANS

Barcelona, Aug 4 (IANS) Missy Franklin ensured her fifth gold after winning the women's 200m backstroke. The teenager says although swimming has changed her life, it has not changed her as a person.

Barcelona, Aug 4 — Missy Franklin ensured her fifth gold after winning the women's 200m backstroke. The teenager says although swimming has changed her life, it has not changed her as a person. The...

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Missy still the same despite swimming success

Aug 4 2013, 4:42am CDT | by IANS

Barcelona, Aug 4 (IANS) Missy Franklin ensured her fifth gold after winning the women's 200m backstroke. The teenager says although swimming has changed her life, it has not changed her as a person.

Barcelona, Aug 4 — Missy Franklin ensured her fifth gold after winning the women's 200m backstroke. The teenager says although swimming has changed her life, it has not changed her as a person.

The 18-year-old destroyed the field Saturday in what is arguably her strongest event, leading from start to finish to win in a new championship record of 2:04,76, just off the world record of 2:04,06 she set at London to win the Olympic gold, reports Xinhua.

It is her fifth gold medal of these championships. This means that despite her tender age, she has successfully defended the world title she won in 2011.

"It felt awesome and it was a great feat. It's hard to understand what I have done. The 200m backstroke is my favourite event. I don't know what my limit is and I have so many chances to win medals. It is an honour every time I get into the water," she said.

However, the young American admitted that it was tough to follow such a demanding schedule in eight days of competition.

"It never gets easy, there are a lot of great swimmers out there and every race is tough," she said.

"It takes an enormous amount of emotional control when you are racing this much, although I can handle one race a day without too many problems," said Franklin, who remains down to earth despite being a national hero with five medals so far here to add to the four golds she won in Olympics.

"It has changed my whole life but I am still the same girl. I have been able to meet my favourite actors and actresses and so on but all of this has come from the passion I feel for swimming. Our secret is to have fun because we all love what we do," said Missy.

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Aug 21 2014 8:58pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GOLD COAST, Australia — It was raining, and it was pouring for Michael Phelps’ return to international competition. It was anything but boring. The 18-time Olympic gold medallist advanced to the 100-meter freestyle final at the Pan Pacific championships on Friday, with his time of 48.45 seconds ranking him third overall in the preliminaries and second quickest among the 12 Americans. His U.S. teammate Nathan Adrian set a meet record 48.05 to lead qualifying, edging Austra ...
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Phelps advances to 100-metre final at Pan Pacs

Aug 21 2014 8:58pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GOLD COAST, Australia — It was raining, and it was pouring for Michael Phelps’ return to international competition. It was anything but boring. The 18-time Olympic gold medallist advanced to the 100-meter freestyle final at the Pan Pacific championships on Friday, with his time of 48.45 seconds ranking him third overall in the preliminaries and second quickest among the 12 Americans. His U.S. teammate Nathan Adrian set a meet re ...
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A Determined Missy Franklin Endures a Painful Test

Aug 21 2014 11:40am CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

The standout American swimmer managed to compete at the Pan Pacific Championships despite backs spasms that took her breath a ...
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Franklin to test back in 200 free at Pan Pacs

Aug 20 2014 7:58pm CDT | Source: espn olympic

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Missy Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacific championships with back problem

Aug 19 2014 10:18pm CDT | Source: denver post

Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin is being treated for a back problem, putting her in doubt for the Pan Pacific championships which start Thursday. ...
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Backs Spasms Trouble Missy Franklin

Aug 19 2014 10:25am CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

The winner of six gold medals at last year’s world championships is a member of the United States team at the Pan Pacific Ch ...
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Aug 16 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky will lead the United States women’s team at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships this week. ...
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