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    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post
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    Missy Franklin says struggles in Rio Olympics were “100 percent emotional and mental,” not physical



    “The major thing that I’ve pinpointed is the lack of balance I had in my life for that year,” Franklin said Monday in an appearance to promote “Ripples to Waves,” a scholarship program at SafeSplash Swim Schools across the country that will provide free lessons to children whose parents can’t afford them. “My whole life, my parents helped me feel well-rounded and so much more than just a swimmer. I’ve always had school, I’ve always had friends, I’ve always had family.”

    “But in retrospect I took away school, I took away teammates that were all going towards the same goal, I took away friends,” Franklin said. “All of the amazing friendships I had made were back in California. I was here, alone, living in my parents’ basement, and I was just Missy the swimmer for a year. I don’t think that was good for me personally, I don’t think that was good for me emotionally or mentally, and I really struggled with a lot of that. That came through in my swimming performance.”

    “I knew I wanted to be back at Cal,” Franklin said. “I have such a passion for that school, for that campus and for everything they’ve done for me. There’s so many benefits to swimming with people that have the same kind of obligations that you do outside of the pool, that have the same motivations, the same drives inside the pool, and people who are really going to understand your situation and what you’re going through.”


    FULL TEXT here: http://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/17...ntal-physical/


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    Amen sister!!!

  2. #182
    “I knew I wanted to be back at Cal,” Franklin said. “I have such a passion for that school, for that campus and for everything they’ve done for me.


    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post
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    Missy Franklin says struggles in Rio Olympics were “100 percent emotional and mental,” not physical



    “The major thing that I’ve pinpointed is the lack of balance I had in my life for that year,” Franklin said Monday in an appearance to promote “Ripples to Waves,” a scholarship program at SafeSplash Swim Schools across the country that will provide free lessons to children whose parents can’t afford them. “My whole life, my parents helped me feel well-rounded and so much more than just a swimmer. I’ve always had school, I’ve always had friends, I’ve always had family.”

    “But in retrospect I took away school, I took away teammates that were all going towards the same goal, I took away friends,” Franklin said. “All of the amazing friendships I had made were back in California. I was here, alone, living in my parents’ basement, and I was just Missy the swimmer for a year. I don’t think that was good for me personally, I don’t think that was good for me emotionally or mentally, and I really struggled with a lot of that. That came through in my swimming performance.”

    “I knew I wanted to be back at Cal,” Franklin said. “I have such a passion for that school, for that campus and for everything they’ve done for me. There’s so many benefits to swimming with people that have the same kind of obligations that you do outside of the pool, that have the same motivations, the same drives inside the pool, and people who are really going to understand your situation and what you’re going through.”


    FULL TEXT here: http://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/17...ntal-physical/


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    Missy: The most inspirational women you'll ever meet. Can't believe I even get to be in the same room as them! So excited to be apart of @glamourmag's live summit! #GlamourWOTY




    https://www.instagram.com/p/BMzGiEtDwDD/


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    Daniel Paisner: first copy arrives in today's mail - a message of hope and intention for these uncertain times
    #relentlessspirit @missyfranklin @DuttonBooks




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    Comfort? Check. Cool patterns? Check. Designed by @MissyFranklin? We wouldn't have it any other way. Pre-order now:







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  4. #184
    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post
    Missy: The most inspirational women you'll ever meet. Can't believe I even get to be in the same room as them! So excited to be apart of @glamourmag's live summit! #GlamourWOTY
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    In Pictures: Glamour's 2016 Women of the Year Awards


    Glamour's 2016 Women of the Year Awards kicked off on Monday night (Nov 14) at NeueHouse Hollywood in California. Stars at the red carpet included Gwen Stefani, Leonia Lewis, Anna Wintour, and Bono, who was accompanied by his wife Ali Hewson, and their daughters Eve and Jordan. For the first time in its history, the US magazine is honouring U2 frontman, Bono, with a Man of the Year award, for his constant campaigning for women's rights and fight for gender equality.



    Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin attends Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 at NeueHouse Hollywood on Nov 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. PHOTO: AFP



    Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer attends Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 at NeueHouse Hollywood on Nov 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. PHOTO: AFP



    Olympic swimmers Rebecca Soni (L) and Dana Vollmer attend Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


    http://www.straitstimes.com/multimed...he-year-awards


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    The Bear Does Not Quit.
    The Bear Does Not Die.

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    USA article on Missy

    Looks like she is currently taking on-line classes and will be back on campus for the spring semester. Things seem to working out well under coach Durden.

    Enjoy http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...rden/94340952/

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    WSJ Excerpts + More

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    Missy Franklin’s Quest to Recapture the Joy of Swimming

    After disappointment in Rio, the five-time Olympic gold medalist reflects on her life in the water



    Missy Franklin in a portrait taken in December in Manhattan. Photo: Allison Michael Orenstein for The Wall Street Journal.

    Jan. 17, 2017 12:03 p.m. ET


    Missy Franklin, 21, is a competitive swimmer and five-time Olympic gold medalist. She is the author of “Relentless Spirit” (Dutton). She spoke with Marc Myers.

    My parents are my closest friends. I know that sounds corny, but with me it’s not a line. Throughout my life, my parents never tried to force me to be someone I wasn’t, and they’ve always supported me with unconditional love.

    I’m an only child, and I arrived in an unconventional way. My mom found out at a young age that she wasn’t able to have children, so when my parents decided in their 40s to start a family, they explored surrogacy and adoption options.


    Dick and D.A. Franklin with Missy. Photo: Franklin family.

    As for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, well, things didn’t quite turn out as planned. I failed to make the finals in my individual events, and when I returned home, I felt empty, despite winning a team-relay gold.

    I had to come to grips with failure, and it wasn’t an easy time. I had to find a way to deal with the disappointment. What’s worse, the failure had occurred in front of billions of people.

    It’s not something I’m trying to “get past” now but instead I’m using the setback to make me a better person and a better athlete. I want the experience with me to use as motivation.


    U.S. Olympians at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Ms. Franklin is on the far right. Photo: Getty Images.

    Today, I’m back at the University of California, Berkeley. I’m living in a small apartment near campus with my best friend, who’s also on the women’s swim team.

    I’m a total girly-girl when I’m away from the pool. We’ve turned our apartment into a place that is silly, frilly and comfortable. I especially like hanging out in the kitchen, cooking Mediterranean and Greek food. Cooking helps me mentally detach. It allows me to be creative and teaches me to let go of any attempt to be perfect. I love trying new dishes without knowing how they’re going to turn out.

    Swimming is still one of the focal points of my life. My roommate and I are passionate about the sport, but we make time for ourselves and for our friends.

    Right now my goal in the pool is to fall in love with the sport again. I want to know that I’m jumping in the pool every day for me and for no one else. I want swimming to become the bright light and source of love and joy it once was.


    http://www.wsj.com/articles/missy-fr...ing-1484672627


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    MISSY FRANKLIN OPENS UP ABOUT RIO DISAPPOINTMENT, SURROGATE MOTHER


    "I had to come to grips with failure, and it wasn’t an easy time. I had to find a way to deal with the disappointment. What’s worse, the failure had occurred in front of billions of people." Archive Photo via Mike Lewis/Ola Vista Photography


    https://swimswam.com/missy-franklin-...rogate-mother/


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    Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin dishes on her new training team - a group of Cal Berkeley guys



    VIDEO => https://videos.vidible.tv/prod/2016-...V0wKWQsatBEN-6


    https://www.aol.com/article/news/201...team/21714218/


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    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post
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    Today, I’m back at the University of California, Berkeley. I’m living in a small apartment near campus with my best friend, who’s also on the women’s swim team.

    I’m a total girly-girl when I’m away from the pool. We’ve turned our apartment into a place that is silly, frilly and comfortable. I especially like hanging out in the kitchen, cooking Mediterranean and Greek food. Cooking helps me mentally detach. It allows me to be creative and teaches me to let go of any attempt to be perfect. I love trying new dishes without knowing how they’re going to turn out.

    Swimming is still one of the focal points of my life. My roommate and I are passionate about the sport, but we make time for ourselves and for our friends.

    Right now my goal in the pool is to fall in love with the sport again. I want to know that I’m jumping in the pool every day for me and for no one else. I want swimming to become the bright light and source of love and joy it once was.
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    Good to see her still hanging out with her former teammates! Remember running into her and KV at Safeways a couple of years ago.

  9. #189
    Quote Originally Posted by OBear073akaSMFan View Post
    Good to see her still hanging out with her former teammates!
    I read this article over the weekend in the WSJ and loved to hear that Missy was back in Berkeley.
    Admittedly, moving back to Colorado and training without her friends was the worst move that she could have possibly made prior to Rio.... but it sounds as though she has learned from the process and is ready for yet another journey at the next level.

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    Missy update (29 March 2017)

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    Missy: This essentially says it all... but I would really like to reiterate how this is what's best for me to come back stronger than ever. I'm so far from being done with this sport, and so far from being done fighting to be the best I can be. I've had the best support system while going through this (my Bear Bros and phenomenal coaches get a special shoutout ��������) and my fans mean everything to me. I love you all so so much and can't thank you enough for being a part of this journey with me ��





    https://www.instagram.com/p/BSOxGl8hPgK/


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    MISSY FRANKLIN BACK IN THE POOL AFTER DOUBLE SHOULDER SURGERY




    https://swimswam.com/missy-franklin-...ulder-surgery/


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    Missy Franklin Had Double Shoulder Surgery; Out of Competition Indefinitely




    https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.co...-indefinitely/


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    Missy: I will never get tired of making new memories with you (especially when we get to make them in Hawaii��☀️����) Speaking of which, I'm really really sorry I punched you in your sleep last night when I thought the fire alarm that was going off at 3am was just you screaming while having a bad dream�� #mybad #honestmistake #wecaniceittoday




    https://www.instagram.com/p/BSRXPvxhuXH/


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    Missy: Spring break was amazing but now I'm headed off to Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C., w/@SpeedoUSA! I can't wait to see everyone! ��: @GoPro




    https://www.instagram.com/p/BST7U8oh8OM/


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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 03-31-2017 at 12:52 PM. Reason: swimming world

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    Swimming: Franklin works at own pace as she prioritizes her life




    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-s...-idUSKBN18V0YT


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    NO SET DATE TO RETURN TO COMPETITION FOR MISSY FRANKLIN




    https://swimswam.com/no-set-date-ret...issy-franklin/


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    Missy Franklin: Back, Better and Happier Than Ever




    https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.co...ier-than-ever/


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    MISSY FRANKLIN WON’T SWIM US NATIONALS AFTER DOUBLE SHOULDER SURGERY




    https://swimswam.com/missy-franklin-...ulder-surgery/


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    Exclusive: The Heart, Mind and Talent of Missy Franklin




    https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.co...issy-franklin/


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    Franklin not trying to be a better Missy, but a happy Missy




    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...207_story.html


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    Olympic great Missy Franklin on the value of always trying your best




    http://nays.org/sklive/features/olym...ing-your-best/


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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 08-18-2017 at 07:59 AM. Reason: Sporting Kid article

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    20 Question Tuesday: Missy Franklin Part 1




    https://www.usaswimming.org/news-lan...ranklin-part-1


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    20 Question Tuesday: Missy Franklin Part 2




    https://www.usaswimming.org/news-lan...ranklin-part-2


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    20 Question Tuesday: Missy Franklin Part 3




    https://www.usaswimming.org/news-lan...ranklin-part-3


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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 08-14-2017 at 11:48 AM. Reason: Missy Pt 3



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