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Missy Franklin, Golden Girl of 2012 Olympics, Ends Disappointing Run in Rio

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Missy Franklin, Golden Girl of 2012 Olympics, Ends Disappointing Run in Rio

Originally posted 08/12/2016 12:05AM

For Missy Franklin, the Rio Olympics ended as they started – in tears.

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UpdatePosted 08/08/2016 04:00PM

WATCH: Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin: 'I Have No Idea How My Hair Stays So Healthy!'

Originally posted 07/27/2016 01:10PM

When Missy Franklin isn't in the pool four hours a day training for the Rio Olympics, the swimming star makes sure to put down her "wet, chlorinated bun" when she has a free night.

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Olympic Lifeguards Will Be on Duty in Rio – Because You Never Know When Michael Phelps Might Need a Hand

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Olympic Lifeguards Will Be on Duty in Rio – Because You Never Know When Michael Phelps Might Need a Hand

Originally posted 08/05/2016 02:05PM

The Olympic swimming pool in Rio will operate under the careful watch of official lifeguards – because, you know, Michael Phelps might need to be rescued while working on his butterfly.

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Missy Franklin on Inspiring Young Fans: 'I Hope They See That I'm True to Myself'

Originally posted 08/02/2016 02:25PM

Team USA swimming star Missy Franklin wears many hats. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and 200-meter backstroke women's world record holder has starred in a viral music video, penned a book with her parents and even copped to her envious skills in the kitchen.

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Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin Shares Her Secret Talent – in the Kitchen!

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Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin Shares Her Secret Talent – in the Kitchen!

Originally posted 06/25/2016 11:35AM

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin may be world-renowned for her skills in the pool, but she's got another gift she's ready to share with the world – making omelets.

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Olympian Missy Franklin's Memoir Jacket Revealed – See the Stunning Cover!

Olympian Missy Franklin's Memoir Jacket Revealed – See the Stunning Cover!

Originally posted 03/02/2016 08:55AM

Swimming star Missy Franklin knows what it takes to become a champion. And the dedicated athlete is ready to share her inspiring journey in her new memoir.

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Pack Up Those Gold Medals! Olympian Missy Franklin Heads to College

Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin Heads to College

Originally posted 08/19/2013 06:00PM

Missy Franklin is college-bound.

The 18-year-old became the first US female swimmer to win six gold medals at the World Championships in Barcelona on Aug. 4, but she's already focused on starting her life as a student at the University of California, Berkeley.

"Honestly just being home is enough of a celebration for me," the four-time Olympic gold medalist, who will go straight from hosting the US Open Arthur Ashe Kids' Day to move into her dorm room, told PEOPLE on Tuesday.

While such a busy schedule could be overwhelming for some, Franklin takes it all in stride, with the help of her trademark upbeat attitude.

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When Harry Met Missy! The Prince Serenades Olympian Missy Franklin | Prince Harry

Prince Harry Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Missy Franklin

Originally posted 05/11/2013 10:35AM

Missy Franklin is officially the envy of 18-year-olds everywhere!

Prince Harry helped make the Olympic swimming champ's birthday wishes come true by joining in a sing-along at a party in Colorado on Friday.

Standing next to Harry, 28, Franklin flashed her famous smile as party guests serenaded her with "Happy Birthday."

"And the perfect way to end my 18th birthday!? Meeting Prince Harry!" Franklin wrote in a post on her Instagram page. "It was an honor meeting him and I had a blast as always."

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POLL: What Was Your Favorite Olympics Gold Medal Moment?

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Olympics 2012: What Was Your Favorite Gold Medal Moment?

Originally posted 08/12/2012 02:50PM

All that glitters has turned to gold for Team USA – 39 times (and counting!) to be exact.

But as the Summer Olympics comes to a close, here's a recap of the moments that were just as sweet as the victories.

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