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:
Missy Franklin pens a heartfelt letter to her parents in this new video, as part of the Minute Maid Doin’ Good campaign.
Minute Maid’s #doingood campaign reminds parents of all the wonderful things – big and small – they do to make a positive difference in their children’s lives every day. It is designed to battle the self-doubt many parents feel as they strive to balance careers, family, hectic schedules and mounting pressure from social media.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today without the love and support from my parents,” Missy shared. “They continue to make sacrifices to help me achieve my dream. It is a tremendous gift that I can only hope to repay one day. Minute Maid’s #doingood campaign is a remarkable opportunity for me to not only thank my own parents but recognize and honor all parents who truly have the most difficult job there is – raising great children.”
As part of the campaign, fans can enter the “Breakfast with Missy” promotion by sharing a positive message with a parent they know on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #doingoodcontest, or by visiting MinuteMaid.com/doingood for a chance to win a private breakfast event with Missy after the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games.
Minute Maid #doingood | See What U.S. Olympian Missy Franklin Has To Say
Learn all about Missy Franklin‘s amazing journey to success in this brand new trailer for the GoPro series Finding Missy!
The 20-year-old Olympic swimmer stars in the two-part original series that gives viewers the most up-close look at her daily life.
According to the trailer description, the Finding Missy “journey begins on Oahu, Hawaii, where Missy enjoys the ohana life and trades in her daily routine for new elemental challenges.”
“She then takes us back to her beloved Berkeley, California for a glimpse into her college life, and the experiences that she’s left behind to pursue her dreams. And finally, we are brought back to reality, in her hometown of Centennial, Colorado. Here, we experience what training is like at the most elite level, as Missy prepares for what could be her biggest summer yet.”
Part one of Finding Missy debuts on Monday, April 11, with part two dropping on Monday, April 28.
Missy Franklin is all smiles in her official portrait for the upcoming 2016 Rio Summer Olympics during the Team USA Media Summit at The Beverly Hilton Hotel earlier this week in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The 20-year-old competitive swimmer will be back in the pool for the upcoming games, which kick off in August.
Missy, who’s also pictured below at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin in January and at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Orlando late last week, opened up about getting frustrated after meets.
“I definitely don’t want to come off like everything is happy all the time,” she shared. “When I come back from some of these meets, I am for sure frustrated.”
Missy added, “I left there [the meet in January] being really frustrated. Why is this not coming through? Why is this not being shown when I’m racing? I think it’s important to let yourself feel like that. If you do kind of push those things aside and pretend they’re not there, it’s all going to come back and hit you when you don’t want it to.”
Check out the new poster for Missy Franklin‘s upcoming documentary, Touch The Wall!
The film is the story of two Olympic swimmers – Missy and Kara Lynn Joyce – and their journey to the 2012 London Summer Olympics. When the veteran Kara joins teenager Missy and her age-group swim club, everything changes.
The veteran Kara finds a new start and a world-class training partner; Missy finds a veteran and older sister to learn from. Together they train, compete, and support each other until the pool becomes too big for the two of them. Thrown apart by coach and circumstance, they reunite at Olympic Trials to redefine what it means to win.
Touch The Wall opens in select theaters TODAY, November 28th.
Missy Franklin is all smiles while attending the premiere of her new documentary Touch The Wall held at Sunshine Landmark on Sunday (November 23) in New York City.
The 19-year-old Olympian was joined by her co-star and fellow swimmer Kara Lynn Joyce.
When asked what it’s like to be famous, Missy told the Denver Post, “I am not famous. No, I am not. I have gotten media attention. There is no fame involved.”
As for the movie, she said, “A lot of people get freaked out when they see themselves on TV or in home videos. To have literally an hour-and-a-half-long movie of me growing up, I mean, it’s truly incredible.”
Missy Franklin poses with her Sportswoman of the Year award during the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Istana Budaya Theatre on Wednesday night (March 26) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The 18-year-old champion swimmer beat out soccer player Nadine Angerer, runner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, skier Tina Maze and tennis player Serena Williams for the prestigious honor.
“Couldn’t be more honored to receive the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award. To even be considered along such prestigious athletes is a dream let alone receiving the award from Mark Spitz. Thank you so much #Laureus for such an unforgettable night! HUGE congrats to all the other recipients and nominees!” Missy captioned on Instagram.
She added later on, “And to top the night off I was able to spend some wonderful time with Benedict Cumberbatch! Such a genuine person and a wonderful host! #sherlock #totallyfangirled”
Just the day before, Missy gave a swimming lesson to local children during the Laureus Familiarization Visit held at the Bukat Jalil National Aquatic Centre. So cool!