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Photos, video: Missy Franklin as Broncos co-captain, with Gabby Douglas, at VMAs

Where's Missy Franklin? A better question is, "Where isn't she?"

In the past few days, the five-time Olympic medalist and pride of Regis High School posed with Jessie James and Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, attended a national cancer benefit and the MTV Video Music Awards, and served as co-captain at last night's Broncos victory. Photos and videos below.

Franklin's Twitter account offers a guided tour of her amazing week. First up, getting to know Jessie James, country star and Bronco Eric Decker's significant other:

Photos, video: Missy Franklin as Broncos co-captain, with Gabby Douglas, at VMAs
Photos, video: Missy Franklin as Broncos co-captain, with Gabby Douglas, at VMAs

Yes, Franklin towers over the diminutive James -- and Douglas, with whom she helped raise funds in the national benefit Stand Up 2 Cancer:

Photos, video: Missy Franklin as Broncos co-captain, with Gabby Douglas, at VMAs
Photos, video: Missy Franklin as Broncos co-captain, with Gabby Douglas, at VMAs

Then there was that trip to the VMAs, accompanied by her cousin:

Photos, video: Missy Franklin as Broncos co-captain, with Gabby Douglas, at VMAs
Photos, video: Missy Franklin as Broncos co-captain, with Gabby Douglas, at VMAs

And finally, she got to take the field at the Broncos game, at which twelve Colorado Olympians were honored:

Photos, video: Missy Franklin as Broncos co-captain, with Gabby Douglas, at VMAs
Photos, video: Missy Franklin as Broncos co-captain, with Gabby Douglas, at VMAs

Still, only one of those who came back from London with a medallion got to be Denver's honorary co-captain for Peyton Manning's first real game as a Bronco. Here's a video of Franklin during the coin toss:

Franklin is clearly enjoying the perks of victory -- but she's doing it with such a sunny spirit that envy seems entirely misplaced. The phrase "Couldn't have happened to a nicer person" springs to mind.

More from our Sports archive: "Photo: Missy Franklin's new tattoo and hometown celebration plans."


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