5-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Missy Franklin of Colorado retires at 23
AURORA, Colo. -- Missy Franklin, a five-time Olympic gold medalist from Colorado, announced her retirement from competitive swimming on Wednesday in a letter published on Franklin, 23, was also a two-time FINA World Swimmer of the Year. “It took me a long time to say the words, ‘I am retiring,'” she wrote. “A long, long time. But now I’m ready.”