Missy Franklin Shares Inspiring Message After Failing To Medal at Rio Olympics

Missy Franklin Shares Inspiring Message After Failing To Medal at Rio Olympics

Missy Franklin shares a moment with Maya DiRado in the pool after swimming in the Women’s 200m Backstroke Semi Final during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium earlier this week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 21-year-old swimmer walked away from the games without a medal this time around, even though she was part of the preliminary 4×200 relay squad which secured a lane for the finals squad to win gold.

“Unfortunately the time is no where near what I know I’m capable of doing. For some reason, it’s just not there right now,” Missy shared afterwards.

Maya added about Missy‘s character, “I just wanted her to know now how much the team loves her. It doesn’t matter that she didn’t make the final because she’s an amazing teammate. I can give her no higher compliment than, you would never know how she’s swimming based on how she’s interacting with the team. That’s the sign of a true champion and a true leader.”

Later on, Missy shared an inspiring message on Instagram. Read it below:

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