updated 07/31/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/31/2012 AT 10:55 AM ET
When it comes to making a splash in London Aquatics Centre’s 160-foot pool, veteran U.S. swimmers – ahem, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps – soak up much attention, between their all-time record aspirations and gold medal-worthy accessories.
Already toting gold and bronze medals, Franklin goes by the nickname Missy the Missile. But before she hits the pool again Tuesday for the 200 M freestyle final (and another shot at striking gold), here’s five things to know about America’s Olympian sweetheart.