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Monday, August 11, 2008

Two more medals for Tigers

Just got home from Auburn. Auburn's Kirsty Coventry and Margaret Hoelzer took silver and bronze, respectively, in the women's 100-meter backstroke about an hour ago. America's Natalie Coughlin, whose world record in the event Coventry broke yesterday, took the gold.

That's pretty cool for Coventry and Hoelzer, who were roommates at Auburn. They're also probably the top two contenders for the 200m backstroke. Both set a world record in the event this year, Coventry first and then Hoelzer broke it at the U.S. Olympic Trials. They'll compete in that one in a couple days.

Coventry continues to tear it up in these Olympics. A few minutes ago, she set an Olympic record in the 200m individual medley semifinals with a time of 2:09.53. She'll compete in the finals Tuesday night. Coventry won bronze in 200 IM in 2004. She's already medaled twice in Beijing, taking silver in 400 IM and 100m back.


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