January 10, 2013 |
ON TUESDAY, Missy Franklin, who won four gold medals and a bronze at the London Olympics, said she was nervous before a competition. For her high school! Franklin, a senior at Regis Jesuit High in Aurora, Colo. - it's nice to report good news from that town - broke state records in the 200-yard individual medley and 500 freestyle. "All my teammates were like, 'What is wrong with you?' " Franklin said. "I was so nervous . . . It was so awesome to come back to my first high school dual meet in what feels like forever.
November 15, 2012 |
MISSY FRANKLIN, who won five gold medals at the London Olympics, signed a national letter of intent to swim at the University of California. Franklin, 17, a senior at Regis Jesuit High School in Centennial, Colo., plans to swim collegiately for 2 years and then turn pro before the 2016 Rio Olympics. Franklin's plan is to earn her college degree and continue training with the Bears as part of their post-graduate ranks, which have included Olympic champions Natalie Coughlin and Dana Vollmer.
August 3, 2012 |
LONDON - The face of the 2012 London Olympics belongs to a wide-eyed, wider-smiling, 17-year-old Colorado girl. Missy Franklin put her face on these Games, at least for Americans, with a breathtaking display of youthful enthusiasm and ageless athleticism Monday night. By the time she's done here, she could have seven medals. Not bad for the summer between her junior and senior years of high school. Coming into London, Ryan Lochte or gymnast Jordyn Wieber figured to be the American face of these Olympics - judging by magazine covers, at least.
June 30, 2016 |
OMAHA, Neb. - They're called trials for a reason. Four years ago at the London Games, Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin combined to win 10 medals, six of them gold. Tuesday night, in their Day 3 finals at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, they weren't even competitive. Franklin, who took the gold medal in the event at London, finished seventh, next to last, in a women's 100-meter breaststroke final won by Olivia Smoliga. Meanwhile, Lochte, who missed qualifying in the 400 IM Monday night after injuring his groin in warm-ups, hit the wall fourth in a closely contested men's 200-meter freestyle final.
August 1, 2012
AURORA, Colo., the small town rocked by the mass shootings in a movie theater 12 days ago needed something to rally around. That something is swimmer Missy Franklin. The 17-year-old, who attends Aurora's Regis Jesuit High School, won a gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke and swam a leg in the bronze-medal winning 4 x 100 freestyle relay team. After the shootings, which took place at a screening of the "Dark Knight Rises," Franklin dedicated her Olympic performances to her home state saying she was "shaken" by the incident.
July 29, 2012 |
LONDON - The news came first on Twitter, mixed into a stream of updates on the social lives of her friends and teammates. Back home, half a world away, a movie theater had turned into a killing field. Missy Franklin, who could win as many as seven Olympic swimming medals, goes to high school in Aurora, Colo. One of her best friends had talked excitedly for weeks about hitting the midnight opening of the new Batman movie. For a few hours on July 20, Franklin was not the breakout star of the U.S. women's swim team.
July 23, 2013 |
BARCELONA, Spain - German pair Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausding won the gold medal in the men's synchronized 10-meter platform diving yesterday, bringing an end to China's run of three consecutive titles at the swimming world championships. The silver medalists from the 2011 worlds and 2008 Olympics proved to be the most consistent twosome through all six rounds to win the tight final with a score of 461.46 points. Russian duo Victor Minibaev and Artem Chesakov took silver with 445.95, while Olympic champions Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan, of China, earned bronze with 445.56.
June 27, 2013
Marc Sheftic , 38, a PGA teaching pro at Merion, shot a 76 Wednesday to finish in a four-way tie for fourth with a 283 in the PGA Professional National Championship, qualifying him for the PGA Championship in August. Also qualifying for the PGA was David McNabb , of Applebrook in Malvern, who was tied for ninth with a 286 after shooting a 71. Rod Perry won the event at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort, shooting a 3-under 69 for a 3-stroke victory. The 39-year-old Perry, the PGA head pro at Crane Lakes in Port Orange, Fla., finished at 10-under 277. SOCCER: Paulinho headed Brazil into the Confederations Cup final with an 86th-minute header on Wednesday to give the host nation a 2-1 victory over Uruguay at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
May 13, 2013
Barbara Walters to retire in 2014 NEW YORK - Barbara Walters is retiring. The veteran ABC News anchor is set to announce Monday morning on The View that she will retire from TV journalism during the summer of 2014. ABC said in an announcement late Sunday that, until then, Walters will continue to anchor and report for the network, anchor specials throughout the year, appear on The View , the talk show she created in 1997, and where she will continue to be executive producer.
August 1, 2012 |
LONDON - Carlos Suarez has a beef about Olympic boxing. The light flyweight from Lima, Ohio, was fighting for Trinidad and Tobago, his mother's homeland, as he dropped a 16-6 decision Tuesday to Turkey's Ferhat Pehlivan. It was a horrendously sloppy bout. Pehlivan fell to the canvas easily a dozen times, annoying Suarez, yet still grinded out enough points to win. "That's the problem with Olympic boxing," Suarez said. "It's not boxing. It's tag. Those aren't punches. I didn't feel none of his shots.