Missy Franklin Swims in the 200M Backstroke: How Did She Do?

Missy Franklin

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updated 08/03/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET

originally published 08/03/2012 AT 3:45 PM ET

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Was it another celebratory day in London for Olympic star Missy Franklin?

The popular swimmer, 17, who goes by the nickname “Missy the Missile,” swam in the 200M backstroke Friday, in hopes of scoring another gold. So how did she finish?


Not only did Franklin score her third gold medal in the 200M backstroke, but she also set a world record with her time of 2:04.06!

Franklin even beat out her toughest competition, fellow Team USA member Elizabeth Beisel, who finished in third.

The star athlete isn’t the only female American athlete to become an even more decorated Olympian. Just Thursday, gymnastics star Gabby Douglas won a gold medal in the women’s all-around to accompany her team gold medal.


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