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U.S. gold medalist Missy Franklin holds the nation's flag at a medal ceremony with Japan's silver medalist Aya Terakawa after the women's 200-meter freestyle swimming semifinal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 30, 2012)

Missy Franklin

Missy Franklin is a 17-year-old swimmer from Colorado who represents Team USA's best hope for Olympic gold in London. Her goal is to win seven medals in the 2012 Games.

United States gold medalist Missy Franklin waves to
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United States gold medalist Missy Franklin waves to the crowd during the medal ceremony for the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Aug. 3, 2012)

The United States' Missy Franklin, left, and Elizabeth
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The United States' Missy Franklin, left, and Elizabeth Beisel react after their first- and third-place wins in the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Aug. 3, 2012)

The United States' Missy Franklin poses with her
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The United States' Missy Franklin poses with her gold medal in the women's 200-meter backstroke final during the men's 50-meter freestyle final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Aug. 3, 2012)

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U.S. gold medalist Missy Franklin, left, and teammate
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U.S. gold medalist Missy Franklin, left, and teammate bronze medalist Elizabeth Beisel, hug during the medal ceremony of the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Aug. 3, 2012)

The United States' Missy Franklin competes in the
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The United States' Missy Franklin competes in the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Aug. 3, 2012)

The United States' Missy Franklin, left, and Elizabeth
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The United States' Missy Franklin, left, and Elizabeth Beisel react after their first- and third-place wins in the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Aug. 3, 2012)

The United States' Missy Franklin competes in the
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The United States' Missy Franklin competes in the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Aug. 3. 2012)

Gold medalist Missy Franklin of the United States
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Gold medalist Missy Franklin of the United States poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 200-meter backstroke final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. (Aug. 3, 2012)

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Missy Franklin of the United States competes in
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Missy Franklin of the United States competes in the Women's 200-meter backstroke final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Missy Franklin of the United States waves to
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Missy Franklin of the United States waves to the crowd after winning the Women's 200-meter backstroke final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. (Aug. 3, 2012)

U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin poses on the podium
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U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin poses on the podium with her gold medal, flanked by Russian silver medalist Anastasia Zueva and U.S. bronze medalist swimmer Elizabeth Beisel after the women's 200-meter backstroke final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London. (Aug. 3, 2012)

United States' gold medalist Missy Franklin holds a
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United States' gold medalist Missy Franklin holds a national flag as she celebrates her win in the women's 200-meter freestyle swimming semifinal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 30, 2012)

U.S. gold medalist Missy Franklin holds the nation's
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U.S. gold medalist Missy Franklin holds the nation's flag at a medal ceremony with Japan's silver medalist Aya Terakawa after the women's 200-meter freestyle swimming semifinal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 30, 2012)

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United States' Missy Franklin reacts after winning gold
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United States' Missy Franklin reacts after winning gold in the women's 100-meter backstroke swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 30, 2012)

United States' Missy Franklin waves after her gold
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United States' Missy Franklin waves after her gold medal win in the women's 100-meter backstroke swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 30, 2012)

United States' Missy Franklin reacts to her gold
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United States' Missy Franklin reacts to her gold medal win in the women's 100-meter backstroke swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 30, 2012)

Missy Franklin swims in the women's 100-meter backstroke
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Missy Franklin swims in the women's 100-meter backstroke final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb. (June 27, 2012)

Franklin celebrates after she won the championship final
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Franklin celebrates after she won the championship final of the Women's 100 m Backstroke during Day Three of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. (June 27, 2012)

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Missy Franklin celebrates after she won the championship
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Missy Franklin celebrates after she won the championship final of the Women's 100 m Backstroke during Day Three of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. (June 27, 2012)

Missy Franklin prepares to swim in the second
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Missy Franklin prepares to swim in the second semifinal heat of the Women's 100 m Freestyleduring Day Five of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. (June 29, 2012)

Missy Franklin celebrates after she received her gold
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Missy Franklin celebrates after she received her gold medal for winning the championship final of the Women's 100 m Backstrokeduring Day Three of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. (June 27, 2012)

Missy Franklin swims in the women's 200-meter backstroke
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Missy Franklin swims in the women's 200-meter backstroke preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb. (June 30, 2012)

Missy Franklin prepares to swim in the second
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Missy Franklin prepares to swim in the second semifinal heat of the Women's 100 m Freestyleduring Day Five of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. (June 29, 2012)

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Missy Franklin swims to victory in the women's
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Missy Franklin swims to victory in the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb. (July 1, 2012)

Missy Franklin swims to victory in the women's
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Missy Franklin swims to victory in the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb. (July 1, 2012)

OMAHA, NE - JULY 01: Missy Franklin reacts
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OMAHA, NE - JULY 01: Missy Franklin reacts after she competed in the final of the Women's 200-meter backstroke during Day Six of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. (July 1, 2012)

Missy Franklin looks on after she competed in
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Missy Franklin looks on after she competed in the championship final of the Women's 200 m Backstroke during Day Six of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. (July 1, 2012)

Missy Franklin swims in the women's 200-meter backstroke
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Missy Franklin swims in the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb. (June 30, 2012)

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Missy Franklin waves after receiving an Omega High
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Missy Franklin waves after receiving an Omega High Point Award during the closing ceremony at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb. (July 2, 2012)

OMAHA, NE - JULY 01: Missy Franklin celebrates
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OMAHA, NE - JULY 01: Missy Franklin celebrates as she participates in the medal ceremony for the Women's 200 m Backstroke during Day Seven of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. (July 1, 2012)

U.S. Olympic swim team member Missy Franklin smiles
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U.S. Olympic swim team member Missy Franklin smiles during a post-practice interview at the University of Tennessee's Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn. (July 12, 2012)

Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin pose after receiving
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Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin pose after receiving Omega High Point awards during the closing ceremony at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb. (July 2, 2012)

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