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Olympic gold medalist swimmer Missy Franklin is engaged

The five-time Olympic gold medalist announced her engagement to fellow swimmer Hayes Johnson.
/ Source: TODAY

Olympic swimming champion Missy Franklin is engaged!

The five-time gold medalist announced on Instagram Sunday that she is tying the knot with Hayes Johnson, 28, a former swimmer at the University of Texas.

"Thank you for making this the easiest answer to any question I’ve ever been asked,'' she wrote. "Yes. Yes. Yes. A million times over. I will never be able to thank you enough. For making last night the best of my life. For being the most thoughtful and loving man I’ve ever known. For being my best friend, my soulmate, my safe haven, and now my FIANCÉ!? I’m about to get my Johnson on!!!"

Franklin, 23, was one of the stars of the 2012 Olympics in London, where she took home four gold medals and a bronze as a bubbly 17-year-old in the summer before her senior year of high school.

Missy Franklin and Hayes Johnson, shown at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Sporting Monte-Carlo in February, are tying the knot. Getty Images

After winning six gold medals at the 2013 World Championships and winning three NCAA titles in 2015, Franklin failed to reach the finals in the two individual events she swam during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She won one gold in Rio as a morning prelim swimmer for a U.S. team that won a relay event.

Earlier this year, she transferred from the University of California, Berkeley to the University of Georgia and revealed that she had been diagnosed with depression and anxiety ahead of the Rio Olympics.

She is not swimming collegiately, instead working toward preparing herself for a run at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Franklin also hopes to help others with the story of her journey.

"I would go through what I went through 100 times over, knowing that it gave me this knowledge and wisdom, however small it might be, to help people who are experiencing something similar,'' she told NBC affliliate WXIA in January.