Swimming: Missy Franklin cruises as she prepares for tough double in Barcelona
BARCELONA (AP) - Missy Franklin cruised into the semi-finals of the 200m freestyle on Tuesday as she prepares for a tough double at the world swimming championships.
Using as little energy as possible, Franklin posted the fifth-fastest time in morning preliminaries at 1 minute, 56.90 seconds. She'll return for the semi-finals in the evening, along with the 100 backstroke final.
Camille Muffat of France was top qualifier in the 200 free at 1:56.53. She won silver in the event at last year's Olympics.