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London 2012: Why Missy Franklin Will Be Considered Greater Than Michael Phelps

BR StudiosFeatured ColumnistAugust 4, 2012

Some teenagers work summer jobs and earn a bit of cash before returning to school in the fall.

Well, Missy Franklin, the soon-to-be high school senior, will return to school after earning four Gold and one Bronze Medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

At 17-years-old, Franklin has already amassed five medals in just her first Olympics. That's five more than Michael Phelps, who won zero medals at the 2000 Sydney Games, earned his first Olympics.

So, will Franklin catch Phelps and be considered the greatest Olympian ever?

Mel Stewart, two-time Gold Medalist, weighs in on the matter.


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