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.
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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!
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Justin Bieber, 19, and Chloe Moretz, 16, are among the names that made Time‘s Top 16 list of Most Influential Teens!
Some of our other favorites who made the cut were Lorde, 17, Missy Franklin, 18, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, 18 & 16, and Hailee Steinfeld, 16. Mad Men actress Kiernan Shipka was the youngest on the list at 14.
Justin is gearing up to release his new movie Believe, Chloe is the middle of filming If I Stay, Kendall and Kylie have their own Pac Sun line, and Lorde is making new music after her major hit “Royals.”
TELL JJJ: What do you think of the list???
Missy Franklin rocks red lace at the 2013 Salute to Women In Sports Awards held at Cipriani, Wall Street on Wednesday night (October 16) in New York City.
The 18-year-old Olympic swimmer took home the top honor of the night — Sportswoman Of The Year.
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“Could not be more honored to receive the Women Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year award! One of my favorite nights of the year!” Missy tweeted after the show.
The Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.
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Missy Franklin holds onto a giant tennis ball during 2013 Arthur Ashe Kids Day held at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon (August 24) in Queens, New York City.
The 18-year-old athlete is headed off to college soon!
“I’ve heard so many incredible things about college and I’ve given up so much for this experience,” Missy shared with People. “I’m so looking forward to it.”
She added about moving to California to attend University of California, Berkeley: “I’m just going to go there as Missy the freshman, you know? Like every other freshman going there … to have the time of my life.”
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Missy Franklin shows off her medal with her teammates during the 15th FINA World Championships held at Palau Sant Jordi on Thursday (August 1) in Barcelona, Spain.
The 18-year-old Olympian competed alongside Katie Ledecky, Shannon Vreeland, and Karlee Delane Bispo.
So far, Missy picked up two relay titles and golds in 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke and was fifth-fastest in the 100 freestyle semifinals.
“Couldn’t be happier with results from today! Missed @arschmitty so much in that final! But loved having @s_vreeland there with me,” Missy wrote just a day before.
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