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Sunday August 10, 2008Gators in the Olympics - Aug. 10 Report

Beijing, China

Omar Pinzon and Gemma Spofforth led the Gators in Sunday, Aug. 10, action from Beijing. In Olympic swimming action, Pinzon and Spofforth recorded stellar swims in preliminaries and semifinals of the day’s scheduled events. 

 

Pinzon, representing Colombia, recorded a 55.11, finishing first in his preliminary heat of the 100-meter back, while also competing in the 200-meter butterfly (1:59.47), a fifth-place finish in his heat of the fly event.

 

Spofforth, swimming for Great Britain at the 2008 Games, also swam the 100-meter back, recording a 1:00.11 for third place in her heat of preliminaries. Spofforth then went on to compete in the 16-woman semifinal, dropping her time to finish third in her semifinal heat (59.79), good for a fifth-place seed going into finals of the event Monday evening.

 

Additional Gator swims included:

Sarah Bateman

Iceland

100-meter back

1:03.82

8th in heat

Melanie Costa-Schmid

Spain

200-meter free

1:59.50

6th in heat

Emmanuel Crescimbeni

Peru

200-meter fly

2:02.13

4th in heat

Shaune Fraser

Cayman Islands

200-meter free

1:48.60

5th in heat

Roland Rudolph

Hungary

100-meter back

56.25

4th in heat

Adam Sioui

Canada

200-meter fly

1:57.45

8th in heat

JB Walsh

Philippines

200-meter fly

1:59.39

1st in heat

 

Spofforth will take to the pool Monday evening for finals of the 100-meter back. Follow Spofforth’s swim and all Gator Olympian performances daily on GatorZone.com.

 

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