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Missy Franklin has qualified for the Rio Olympics with a 2nd place finish in the 200M freestyle

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Posted at 9:30 PM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 23:44:43-04
Omaha- Bouncing back from a huge disappointment, Missy Franklin has qualified for the Rio Olympics with a second-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. swimming trials.
 
   Katie Ledecky was an easy winner in the race, earning her second individual event of the games. The 19-year-old touched in 1 minute, 54.88 seconds, following up her victory in the 400 free with another dominant performance.
 
   But all eyes were on Franklin, who had finished seventh the night before in the 100 backstroke -- a race she won at the London Games.
 
   Sounding as though she'd be happy merely to land a spot in the relays, Franklin did even better. Rallying over the final half of the race, she grabbed the second spot -- and a chance to swim the race in Rio -- with a time of 1:56.18.