Swimming: US teen star Missy Franklin relishing historic bid for 8 world c'ship golds
Published on Jul 27, 2013 5:42 PM
BARCELONA (AFP) - Teenage pool star Missy Franklin is relishing tackling eight events when swimming's world championships start on Sunday as the sport adjusts to life after Michael Phelps.
Having retired after London 2012, where he collected a record 18th Olympic gold medal, Phelps, 28, will only be a spectator during the eight days of swimming's world championships in Barcelona.
The 18-year-old Franklin will be looking to emulate Phelps, who won eight golds at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, as she tackles a punishing programme.
Franklin's schedule includes the 100m and 200m freestyle, all three backstroke events over 50m, 100m and 200m and all three relays - eight events in total.
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