Missy Franklin

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Melissa “Missy” Franklin is a competitive swimmer and five-time Olympic gold medalist. Among her numerous distinctions, she holds the world record for the 200-meter backstroke. Missy’s parents, Dick and D.A. Franklin, are originally from Canada. The family currently lives in Colorado, and Missy attends UC Berkeley, where she is studying psychology with a minor in education.

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