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Missy Franklin makes Olympic team in 200m back; Maya DiRado wins 3rd event

Maya DiRado clinches her third individual event at Rio with her 200 meter backstroke win at trials, coming in just ahead of defending gold medalist Missy Franklin.

Maya DiRado became the first swimmer to win three events at the Olympic Trials, while Missy Franklin finished second in the 200m backstroke to make the Rio team in a second individual event on Saturday.

DiRado won in 2:06.90, followed by Franklin in 2:07.89. Franklin edged Lisa Bratton by .31 for the second and final Rio berth in the 200m back.

DiRado previously won the 200m and 400m individual medleys at Trials, making her first Olympic team. DiRado plans to retire after the Rio Games.

Franklin, the Olympic champion and world-record holder in this event, finished her Trials by making the Olympics in two of her four events. She was runner-up in the 200m freestyle earlier this week.

Franklin did not make the Olympic team in the 100m backstroke or 100m freestyle. She took her seventh-place finish in the 100m backstroke especially hard.

“I was probably a little timid tonight after what happened in the 100, that was so devastating to me,” Franklin told Michele Tafoya on NBCSN.

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