June 18, 2005 |
The 100-meter freestyle isn't one of Kaitlin Sandeno's top events, but her performance Friday at the TYR Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo suggested otherwise. Sandeno, the American-record holder in the 400 individual medley, won the race in a personal-best 56.27 seconds, beating Lacey Nymeyer by .26 of a second. "I'm sure the win will turn some heads," said Sandeno, who won gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2004 Olympics. "A lot of people think of me as a long-distance swimmer.
June 16, 2005 |
The last time Amanda Beard and Kaitlin Sandeno competed against Ukrainian swimmer Yana Klochkova, they each earned silver medals in individual medley races at the 2004 Olympic Games; Klochkova took home the golds. Nearly 10 months later, the trio will race on a different continent and in different races today through Sunday at the TYR Swim Meet of Champions at the Marguerite Recreation Center in Mission Viejo.
August 29, 2001 |
Haley Cope outlasted Inge de Bruijn in the anchor leg of the 400-meter freestyle relay today to help clinch an American victory over Europe in the opening event of the Goodwill Games swimming program. American Kirsten Caverly won the 200 breaststroke and the 400 individual medley, and teammate Amy Balcerzak-Field took the 50 and 100 breaststroke events to give the Americans an 82-67 victory in the head-to-head team competition.
August 15, 2004
CYCLING: Men's Road Race G Paolo Bettini, Italy S Sergio Paulinho, Portugal B Axel Merckx, Belgium Women's Synchronized 3-Meter Springboard G Wu Minxia and Guo Jingjing, China S Vera Ilina-Julia Pakhalina, Russia B I. Lashko-C.
September 23, 2000 |
Brooke Bennett finally caught Janet Evans. Bennett, of Plant City, Fla., took her second individual gold medal, winning the 800 freestyle in an Olympic record of 8 minutes 19.67 seconds. The previous mark, 8:20.20 by Janet Evans, stood since the 1988 Seoul Games. Bennett, who also won the 400 freestyle, has been aiming for the Evans records for years. "It's so exciting, so overwhelming to get two gold medals and break records," said Bennett, who was 3.
August 18, 2004 |
Amanda Beard can pull off this renovation work with dizzying speed and precision at the Olympics. It took her 2 minutes 11.70 seconds to transform a just-for-fun swimming race into a silver medal and an American record here Tuesday night. Throwing a scare into specialist Yana Klochkova of Ukraine, who won in 2:11.14, Beard placed second in the women's 200-meter individual medley. To even be in the same neighborhood as Klochkova is an accomplishment.