Michigan Athletes In the Olympics

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

-- Michael Phelps earned his third gold medal, winning the 200-meter freestyle in 1:42:96 and breaking his own world record. Fellow American Peter Vanderkaay earned the bronze in 1:45.14. Both have trained at Club Wolverine in Ann Arbor. Vanderkaay is from Rochester and a 2006 University of Michigan graduate.
-- Phelps advanced to Wednesday's 200-meter butterfly final as the fastest semifinalist in 1:53.70.
-- Klete Keller and Erik Vendt, both of Ann Arbor, along with two teammates advanced the U.S. squad to Wednesday's finals in the men's 800-meter freestyle relay with a time of 7:04:66.
-- Andrew Hurd of Canada and his three teammates finished third in their men's 800-meter freestyle relay heat with a time of 7:08:04, advancing the Canadians to the finals. Hurd is a 2005 graduate of the University of Michigan.
-- Allison Schmitt of Wayne County's Canton Township came in fifth in her women's 200-meter freestyle semfinal heat with a time of 1:58:01 and failed to advance to the medal race.
-- Daryl Szarebski of Saginaw finished 14th in men's 50-meter free pistol. He was the top U.S. finisher in the event.
-- Spenser Mango defeated Virgil Munteanu of Romania in the men's Greco-Roman 55-kilogram wrestling round of 16 but lost in the quarterfinals to South Korea's Park Eunchol. Mango attends Northern Michigan University through their U.S. Olympic Training Center.
-- Chris Kaman of Wyoming played in the German men's basketball team's 87-64 loss to Greece. The former Central Michigan star is competing for Germany.
-- Janine Hanson of Canada and her three boatmates finished fifth in their women's quadruple sculls race. They advance to Saturday's Final B race. Hanson is a 2006 University of Michigan graduate.
-- Lindsay Tarpley of Kalamazoo contributed a goal to the U.S. women's soccer team's 4-0 victory over New Zealand. Kate Markgraf of Bloomfield Hills is the team's co-captain. The team advances into the quarterfinals.
-- Detroit Pistons player Tayshaun Prince played in the U.S. men's basketball team's 97-76 victory over Angola.


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