Missy Franklin after winning Gold in the 100-meter backstroke.
By Erik Brady, USA TODAY
LONDON - Ryan Lochte said for months that this is his time. But maybe it's Missy's.
Missy Franklin won gold in the women's 100-meter backstroke Monday immediately after Lochte's fourth place in the men's star-studded 200 freestyle. And immediately after that, Matt Grevers won gold in the men's 100 backstroke - back to back in the back.
"It was something I've been wanting to get since I was 10 years old," Grevers said. "I came so close in 2008, getting a silver."
Franklin won gold on her first try in an individual event, to go with her bronze from the 4x100 relay.
"It is exceeding the expectation a hundred million times more than what I ever thought it could be like," Franklin gushed. "When you dream about something your whole life and you achieve it, you don't really understand what you just did, and I definitely don't think I do. I couldn't be happier right now."
Lochte could. Frenchman Yannick Agnel took gold with a wire-to-wire win in the men's 200 free one night after overtaking Lochte in the 4x100 relay.