Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps: How Did They Fare?
Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps, two U.S. standouts from the first week of the London Olympics, each leaped back in to the pool this afternoon in hopes of adding to their already-impressive medal count.
Did they succeed? NBC will air the races tonight, so stop reading now if you wish to be surprised on television…
YES! Both Franklin and Phelps took home even more Gold, leaving competitors far behind and leaving an even more indelible mark on these Games.
Franklin actually set a world record in the 200 meter backstroke, touching the wall in 2 minutes 4.06 seconds, a full second ahead ofRussia’s Anastasia Zueva. The winning medal is Franklin’s third Gold and fourth overall.
And she’s only 17, people!
Phelps, meanwhile, already the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, increased his haul with a come-from-behind win in the 100 meter butterfly. The ridiculous star now possesses 17 Gold medals and 21 in all.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH!