Women's 100m Freestyle
Word Record: Britta Steffen, Germany, 53.30
Venue: National Aquatic Center
Britta Steffen wins women’s 100 meter freestyle sets OR
Britta Steffen from Germany has won the gold medal in the women’s 100 meter freestyle setting a new Olympic record of 53.12.
Lisbeth Trickett from Australia won the bronze medal. Just 4/100ths of a second separated Steffen and Trickett.
Natalie Coughlin from the United States won the bronze medal.
Dara Torres won the 100 meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic trials on Friday and qualified for her fifth Olympic Games.
Dara Torres is 41 years old and has a 2-year old daughter.
“She is a hero to her whole generation and women in general,” declared Aaron Peirsol, who tied a world record Friday night in winning [...]
Manaudou pulls out of 200 meter freestyle event
Laure Manaudou from France has pulled out of the women’s 200 meters freestyle event of the Beijing Olympics after withdrawing from the event at her country’s national championships.
Manaudou burst into tears after suffering her first defeat since June 2004 in the 400 meters freestyle.
Camelia Potec of Romania won the race, with Coralie Balmy from [...]