Olympian Missy Franklin dives into mentoring swimming's newest stars

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A familiar face won't be swimming for Team USA this summer in Tokyo. Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin retired two years ago at age 23. She said she won't be pulling a Michael Phelps to come out of retirement for another shot at gold. "Love Michael to death, but I think I got the question of 'Will you be coming back?' about a million times," she said. "And I just wanted to call, and was like, 'really you had to do this to us?'" Franklin retired in 2018 as a five-time Olympic gold medalist and an 11-time world champ, whose body felt broken by shoulder injuries.

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