Born In: Pasadena, California, United States
Missy Franklin is an American swimmer, best known for winning five Olympic gold medals. The multiple-record holder was only 17 when she won five gold medals, acing both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke events at the 2012 ‘Summer Olympics.’ She also holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke (long course) event. Franklin, who started her swimming career at a tender age, has won 27 international medals in total: 16 gold medals, 6 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals. She held the record of winning the maximum number of gold medals (11) in women’s swimming, a record she made at the ‘World Aquatics Championships,’ before it was broken by Katie Ledecky in 2017. Her achievements are not only limited to winning medals. She was named the ‘World Swimmer of the Year’ and the ‘American Swimmer of the Year’ in 2012. She also won the ‘FINA Swimmer of the Year Award’ in both 2011 and 2012. She has also competed in many coveted swimming events, such as the ‘Pan Pacific Swimming Championships,’ the ‘US National Championships,’ and the ‘Summer Olympics.’ Missy had a cameo in the Owen Wilson-starrer ‘The Internship.’ She also made an appearance in the popular TV series ‘Pretty Little Liars’ in 2013.
Also Known As: Melissa Jeanette Franklin
father: Dick Franklin
mother: D.A. Franklin
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Canadian American
U.S. State: California
City: Pasadena, California
education: University Of California, Berkeley, University Of Georgia
awards: Best U.S. Female Olympian ESPY Award
Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year
Best Female College Athlete ESPY Award
At the 2015 ‘FINA World Cup,’ Missy Franklin competed in four events and won two bronze medals and two silver medals. At the trials for the 2016 ‘Summer Olympics,’ Missy acquired the second place in both the 200-meter freestyle and the 200-meter backstroke events, eventually qualifying for the ‘US Olympics.’
In 2013, Missy Franklin made an appearance as herself in an episode of the hit series ‘Pretty Little Liars.’
In 2011, Missy Franklin won the ‘Female Athlete of the Year,’ the ‘Female Race of the Year’ (200-meter backstroke), and the ‘Relay Performance of the Year’ (4×100-meter medley relay) awards at the ‘Golden Goggle Awards.’ She was also awarded the title of the ‘Best Female Swimmer’ for 2011 by the ‘FINA Aquatics World Magazine.’
In 2012, Missy Franklin was in a relationship with fellow swimmer John Martens. The couple broke up later. In 2013, Missy was reportedly dating Daniel Butler.
Missy Franklin is married to Hayes Johnson. The couple is�expecting their first child in August 2021.
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