American Teen Sensation Missy Franklin Wins Olympic Gold
Michael who? Ryan what? American Olympic swim fans have someone new to celebrate in 17 year-old Missy Franklin, who powered her way to a gold medal Monday.
CNN.com is reporting that Franklin swam an American record 58.33 in the 100-meter backstroke, ahead of Australia's Emily Seebohm and Japan's Aya Terakawa. Seebohm led at the halfway point but with the two side-by-side, Missy Franklin showed her power and took over. Only 20 minutes earlier Franklin had swum in the 200-meter freestyle semifinals, qualifying for Tuesday's final.