Missy Franklin haunted by missing swimming goal

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MisMissy, five-time Olympic gold medal swimmer, was forced to retire prematurely with injury in 2018, so she has had two years to come to terms with the frustration of missing out on Tokyo, but as she explained in an interview with Laureus.com, it has not been easy.

“I never expected that my career was going to be over at 23. I never wanted it to be. My ultimate goal was to be the most decorated female Olympic swimmer of all time, and I didn’t get that. That was something that from the moment I stepped onto the Olympic stage in London, I really, really believed I could do,” she said.

“It makes a dream and a goal even harder to lose, when you really, truly believe that you can do it, and you don’t.”

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