UPDATE: Missy Franklin will not represent the United States in the 100-meter backstroke at the 2016 Olympics.
She has three more shots: the 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 backstroke. The finals for those events are happening tonight, Friday and Saturday, respectively.
Colorado’s own Missy Franklin in one step closer to her second Olympic games.
After an admittedly disappointing seventh-place finish in the semifinal of the 100-meter backstroke yesterday, the 21-year-old Regis Jesuit High School alumna will head into tonight’s finals with renewed focus, the Denver Post reports.
Franklin and coach Todd Schmitz told the Post that their race strategy going into the semifinal didn’t work out, but they know what needs to be fixed: her start.
It won’t be easy. She’ll have to compete in the 100 backstroke final less than half an hour after the semifinal for the 200 freestyle.
Franklin first went to the Olympics in London in 2012, where — at the age of 17 — she took home a bronze medal in 4×100 freestyle relay and gold medals in the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 4×200 freestyle relay and 4×100 medley relay. The latter three races were all won in world record-breaking time. Franklin holds the American record in the 100 backstroke.
How to watch Missy Franklin swim tonight
You can watch Franklin swim for her spot on the U.S. Olympic team tonight on NBC. The finals begin at 6 p.m. MT. Gold medalists Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will also compete tonight.