Missy Franklin Heads To Finals In 200m Freestyle

She just made it in, but Denver's Missy Franklin will compete in the finals of the 200 meter freestyle event. She finished her heat in fourth place with a time of 1:57.57, putting her into the finals as the eighth and final competitor. Federica Pellegrini won the heat with a time of 1:56.67.

In the first heat of the semifinals, Australia's Bronte Barratt won the swim with a finishing time of 1:56.08, just ahead of U.S. swimmer Allison Schmitt (1:56:15). France's Camille Muffat was just behind Schmitt at 1:56:18.

The 200 meter freestyle final will take place on Tuesday, July 31, at approximately 12:41 p.m. MT.

Keep up with the medal count at Sports Illustrated.

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