With the Summer Olympics rapidly approaching, we figured it’d be a perfect time to highlight U.S. Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin. The Centennial, Colorado native specializes in backstroke, freestyle, and medley races, and she put on an absolute clinic at the 2012 Olympics in London. At just 17-years-old, she brought home 4 gold medals and 1 bronze medal in her first ever Olympic appearance. The former UC Berkeley standout has won an astounding 16 gold medals, 6 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals in international competition, and she also holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke.
Missy is currently in the process of qualifying for Rio by competing in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. But with her impressive track record, that should be a breeze for the 21-year-old. Let’s prepare for her inevitable domination at the 2016 Olympics by enjoying 22 of Missy Franklin’s hottest photos.