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I think it’s fair to say that United States swimmer Missy Franklin knows how to rise to the occasion in big moments. The 18-year-old dominated the 2013 World Aquatics Championships and walked away with a record six gold medals. She’ll now fly home from Spain (which hosted the world championships) and head off to college at Cal. That’s quite a final summer after high school.
Franklin won her sixth gold Sunday night as the leadoff leg for the Americans in the 400-meter medley relay. She gave the U.S. a lead with her backstroke, then teammates Jessica Hardy, Dana Vollmer and Megan Romano wrapped things up. The U.S. won by nearly two seconds.
Franklin also won gold in the 200-meter freestyle, the 100- and 200-meter backstroke, then the 400- and 800-meter freestyle relays. All told she left with three individual and three relay golds.
The previous female record for golds at a world championships was five, shared by both Tracy Caulkins (in 1978) and Libby Trickett (2007).
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Franklin claimed her record sixth gold medal of the world championships Sunday night, swimming the leadoff leg for the Americans in the 400-meter medley relay. She gave the U.S. a slight lead, and her teammates -- Jessica Hardy, Dana Vollmer and Megan Romano -- made it look easy from there. The winning time was 3 minutes, 53.23 seconds, nearly two seconds...
Missy Franklin won her fifth gold medal of the world championships with an easy victory in the 200-meter backstroke Saturday.
The 18-year-old American tied the record for most golds by a woman at worlds, matching Tracy Caulkins of the U.S. and Libby Trickett of Australia.
Caulkins won her five at the 1978 meet in Berlin, while Trickett did it at her home championships in 2007 at...
The United States safely made it through both preliminaries of the 400-meter medley relay Sunday morning, giving Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte a chance to pick up one more gold medal before they leave Barcelona.
The Americans were top qualifier in both the men's and women's events using their second-string swimmers. David Plummer, Nic Fink, Eugene Godsoe and Jimmy Feigen...