Missy Franklin missed out at the U.S. national championships, failing to qualify for the two biggest meets leading up to the 2020 Olympics.
Franklin didn't make the final in either of her events and as a result will miss next month's Pan Pacific championships in Tokyo and the 2019 world championships.
She led through the first three laps in the C final of the 200-meter freestyle on Thursday night before fading to third and touching in 1 minute, 59.15 seconds.
"I've trained really, really hard the past seven months, and was definitely hoping it would show up a little bit more," Franklin said.
The four-time gold medalist at the 2012 London Games...