Missy Franklin: Why a Second Olympic Gold Medal Is Not Guaranteed on Day 4
The female Michael Phelps has struck gold.
Missy Franklin, the 17-year-old teenage sensation, outreached the competition in the 100-meter backstroke on Day 3 of the Olympics to earn her first-ever Olympic gold medal.
This, on the heels of narrowly qualifying for the 200-meter freestyle just 20 minutes prior to her backstroke final race.
So, what was the difference for young Franklin? And what are her prospects in the 200 free final?
Two-time gold medalist Mel Stewart is here with the analysis.
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