Five-fold olympic champion, Franklin (23) stops swimming

Missy Franklin stops just at the age of 23, immediately with swimming. The U.s. captured a whopping five times olympic gold.

“I’ll stop. And these are perhaps the hardest words I’ve ever written”, she wrote Wednesday on her Twitter page.

Franklin had her greatest successes in the Olympic Games in London in 2012. She won as a seventeen-year-old gold in the 100 and 200-meter backstroke and won also two times gold in estafetteteams.

Franklin was never more her toptijden of that year. They got to the Olympics of Rio de Janeiro in 2016 is still gold, because they have a heat had swam in the winning team of the United States.

Eleven world titles in the excellent tactical and technical skills

‘Missy the missile’, as her nickname is, picked up in addition to the five olympic titles also, eleven world titles, all on the excellent tactical and technical skills.

Franklin struggled after the Olympics of Rio de Janeiro and experiencing all from that moment on, the nuisance of her shoulder, which she last year had surgery.

“I was again able to operate with a long recovery time and without any guarantees that it will get better. That I do not. I’ve been too long too much pain,” she says.

Franklin had a rough preparation of the Games of Tokyo in 2020. They did at the U.s. championships not to qualify for the world cup excellent tactical and technical skills of the next year in the South Korean Gwangju.

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