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In water, Franklin 'can do anything'

Updated: June 26, 2012, 11:18 AM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- For most teenagers, the story would have been ultra-embarrassing. Cheeks would have turned red, hands would have ended up on hips and loose-lipped parents would have been in big, big trouble. But Missy Franklin, if you didn't already know, is unlike most teenagers.

After an exhausting day of competition at the Indianapolis Grand Prix this past March, the then-16-year-old swimmer stopped by her mom and dad's hotel room with a request. It had been a long day; a long ...

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