Colorado’s Missy Franklin qualifies for U.S. Olympic Team

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Missy Franklin

Missy Franklin

OMAHA, Neb. – Aurora’s own Missy Franklin is headed to the London Games.

The Regis Jesuit High School senior set a new American record in the 100-meter backstroke finals of the USA swimming trials Wednesday evening with a time of 58:85 seconds.

The win automatically qualifies her for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team.

Franklin, 17, is hoping to qualify for several other swimming events during the swimming trials in Omaha this week.

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