Franklin wins 100 meters at nationals
STANFORD, Calif. (AP)
Missy Franklin won the 100-meter backstroke at the US national championships with the fifth-fastest time in the world this year.
The 16-year-old phenom touched in 59.18 seconds to win her first national title Wednesday, two days after returning from the world championships in Shanghai.
Franklin won three gold medals and a bronze in China, including the 200 backstroke title.
Rachel Bootsma was second at 59.65, joining Franklin as the only two women under 1 minute.
Ryan Lochte, who won five golds in Shanghai, was to swim the men's 100 back later.