KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Missy Franklin is so excited about everything that comes with being an Olympian she was even thrilled to have her blood drawn.
The 17-year-old is at her first training camp as an Olympian, and the only drawback for the teen swimming in seven events at the London Games is being separated from her parents. That made Thursday a special day when her father, Dick, arrived in time for dinner and a trip to the movies to watch “Finding Nemo.”
Franklin says not seeing her parents every day has been hard even with Skype, phone calls and constant texts.
Her favorite word to describe her experience seems to awesome. Franklin is enjoying herself so much that she can’t pick out just one favorite part of being at the Olympic training camp.