Missy Franklin is likely to get a couple of medals for Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics. She got into the women's 200m freestyle final on Monday by the skin of her teeth.
Franklin finished eighth of 16 semifinalists in the two heats of the day at 1:57.57, just .19 seconds ahead of Melani Costa-Schmid of Spain, and getting the U.S. two finalists in the event by a razor-thin margin. Allison Schmitt of Team USA took second in the first qualifying heat and second overall, turning in a time of 1:56.15.
Australia's Bronte Barratt qualified first for Tuesday's final in a time of 1:56.08.
Franklin's day wasn't over yet, either: less than a half-hour later, she was back in the pool and competing for gold in the women's 100m freestyle.