on August 19, 2016 by in Golden News, Comments Off on Nothing but love as Missy Franklin returns to Colorado

Nothing but love as Missy Franklin returns to Colorado

After a tough week in Rio, Olympian Missy Franklin returned home to dozens of pink hearts with handwritten notes posted in her front yard.

The 21-year-old swimmer recently posted a video on her public Instagram account with the heartfelt caption:

“I am beyond blown away by this love and compassion,” she wrote. “THANK YOU to the people whose support has been unwavering, and whose love never ceases to inspire and amaze me.”

Franklin, who was raised in Centennial, stole the hearts of her fans four years ago when she set a world record and won four gold medals at the London 2012 Olympics.

But the 2016 Rio Olympics took a different turn – Franklin left with one gold medal from the 4×200 free relay, which she only swam in the preliminary heat. Her performance, which she called disappointing, didn’t earn her a spot on the podium.

Franklin’s welcome home display goes to show that her hometown fans love her, win or lose.  




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