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SPORTS EXTRA: SYDNEY 2000 / SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

Swimming

Thorpe, Home Pool Give Australian Men Big Advantage; Netherlands' de Bruijn Welcomes Her Shot at Redemption

September 10, 2000|LISA DILLMAN

He survived, and so did his career. Hall won the 50 at the U.S. trials and also qualified in the 100, but more important, he is using his position as an influential athlete as a platform for the diabetes awareness campaign.

* SOUTHLAND ATHLETES ON U.S. TEAM--Chad Carvin, 26, Laguna Hills (400 freestyle, 800-meter relay); Anthony Ervin, 19, Valencia (50 freestyle, 400 freestyle relay); Lenny Krayzelburg, 24, Studio City (100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 400 medley relay); Jason Lezak, 24, Irvine (400 freestyle relay); Aaron Peirsol, 17, Irvine (200 backstroke); Erik Vendt, 19, USC (400 individual medley, 1,500 freestyle).

* KEY DATES--Sept. 16, 400 freestyle final; Sept. 18, 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke; Sept. 20, 100 freestyle; Sept. 21, 200 backstroke; Sept. 22, 50 freestyle; Sept. 23, 1,500 freestyle, 400 medley relay.

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Fast Fact

* This is the first time the men's team is younger than the women's team. In 1996, there was one teenager on the squad--Tom Malchow. In 2000, eight teenagers qualified.

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