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  1. Teens Franklin, Ledecky win swimming gold

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    American Missy Franklin, 17, collected her third gold medal -- and fourth medal overall -- of the London Olympics on Friday when she set a world record in the 200 backstroke. Franklin clocked 2 minutes, 4.06 seconds, 0.75 quicker than the mark set...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  2. Missy Franklin wins second gold medal

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    Missy Franklin, 17, collected her second gold medal of the London Games on Wednesday when the women's 4x200 freestyle relay won in an Olympic-record time of 7 minutes, 42.92 seconds. Australia took silver and France won bronze. Franklin, who wi...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  3. Missy Franklin takes fourth in 200 freestyle

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    Missy Franklin failed to reach the podium for the first time at the London Olympics. The senior-to-be at Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.), who struck gold in the women's 100-meter backstroke on Monday and won bronze in the 4x100 freestyle relay on Sa...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  4. Missy Franklin strikes gold in London

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    Missy Franklin won her first gold medal at the London Olympics on Monday. Franklin, who will be a senior at Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.) in the fall, won the women's 100-meter backstroke in 58.33 seconds. On Saturday, Franklin won bronze in the 4...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  5. Missy Franklin, 17, enjoys historic week

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    Missy Franklin won't have much free time in London. The 17-year-old senior-to-be at Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.) qualified for a record seven events at the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha, Neb. Franklin won the 100-meter backstroke and the 200-met...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  6. Missy Franklin books ticket to London

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    Missy Franklin will be swimming the 100 backstroke at the London Olympics after setting an American record at the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha, Neb. Franklin, a 17-year-old senior-to-be at Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.), finished in 58.85 seconds. ...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  7. 40 greatest female athletes: Janet Evans

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    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. Janet Evans was only 17 years old and about 100 pounds when she secured her legacy. The No. 15 woman in ESPN's countdown won three go...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  8. Meet three young game-changers

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    Lauren Rain Williams, an 11-year-old sprinter, Tornado Ali Black, a 14-year-old tennis player, and Missy Franklin, a 17-year-old swimmer, may not have much in common on the surface. But they all have special qualities that could change the way spo...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  9. 40 greatest female athletes: Tracy Caulkins

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    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. When swimmer Tracy Caulkins was just 15, she won five gold medals at the 1978 world championships, helping her to become the youngest-ev...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  10. 40 greatest female athletes: Dara Torres

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    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. In the swimming pool, nobody has been faster longer than Dara Torres. The 45-year-old mother, who is No. 25 in ESPN's countdown, has ...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  11. 40 greatest female athletes: Mary T. Meagher

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    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. Mary T. Meagher was only 16 when she pulled off what Sports Illustrated would later recognize as one of the greatest sports perform...

    Blog | May 10, 2012