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Thursday, August 14, 2008

AU swimmers topple two more records

Link to story on official Auburn site.

Here's the gist:
Cesar Cielo and Kirsty Coventry broke two more Olympic records in event preliminaries in Beijing. Cielo's big event is the 50-meter freestyle and he broke the record in his heat. It fell in the next heat, but he still tied an Americas record and broke the South American record in the event.

Coventry set a new Olympic record in qualifying for the 200-meter backstroke semis.

In all, six Auburn swimmers advanced to an event semifinal today:
Cielo (50m free)
Coventry (200m back)
Margaret Hoelzer (200m back)
George Bovell (50m free)
Gideon Louw (50m free)
Fred Bousquet (100m fly)

The 50m free folks competed at 10:03 tonight (9:03 central). Hoelzer and Coventry swim in the same heat in the 200 back semis, tonight at 10:32 (9:32 central). Bousquet will be the last of the AU swimmers to compete tonight at 11:24 (10:24 central).

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