Five-time Olympic medalist Missy Franklin made it official Wednesday, signing a national letter of intent to swim for the Cal women’s team starting in September.
The 17-year-old Centennial, Colo., resident plans to swim collegiately for two years and then turn pro before the 2016 Rio Olympics. Read More
LONDON — Former Cal swimmer Nathan Adrian claimed the title of the world’s fastest man on water when he won the 100-meter freestyle gold medal by a fingernail at the London Olympics on Wednesday.
American teenager Missy Franklin then captured her second gold medal of the games on a dramatic night of swimming that saw two world records broken at the Aquatic Centre. Read More
If Olympic success comes as naturally to Missy Franklin as exuberance and enthusiasm, then she has a swimming future so golden one almost needs sunglasses to contemplate it.
The 17-year-old American’s first gold of the London Games on Monday, the 100-meter backstroke, may have been widely predicted, but the taste of victory still exceeded all her expectations. Read More