Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin Is A Rapids Fan, Has Personalized Jersey

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

While Britain reveled in its Olympics this summer, with football clubs tripping over themselves to stress connections with victorious stars like heptathlete Jessica “Jess” Ennis and sprinter Usain Bolt, American sides were a little quieter. But fear not, MLS stalwarts, we too have a megastar gold medalist among our ranks.

Swimmer Missy Franklin, the 17-year-old who took home four gold medals and a bronze in London, lives in Centennial, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. And apparently, she’s a big enough fan of her hometown Colorado Rapids to have her own personalized jersey.

Usually, we think anyone out of grade school wearing a personalized jersey is a bit of a faux pas, but if you win four gold medals before leaving high school, you’re pretty much allowed to do whatever you want.

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