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LaVoi interviewed on KARE-11 about Missy Franklin's path to gold

LaVoiN-2010.jpgU.S. Olympian gold medal winner Missy Franklin doesn't fit the mold of most Olympic athletes who live and breathe their craft 24/7, year in and year out. Franklin, a high school junior from Colorado who won the women's 100-meter backstroke competition, leads a balanced lifestyle that makes room for typical teenage fun along with serious training. Nicole LaVoi, associate director for the Tucker Center, commented on this unusual Olympian in a July 31 KARE-11 interview.

"Missy Franklin is living proof that there are many pathways to elite performance," said Dr. LaVoi. "I think the biggest lesson we can learn...is that sports should be fun."

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