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Brian Cazeneuve
August 02, 2004
Here's the outlook for all 301 events, as well as the U.S. prospects and a gallery of international stars
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August 02, 2004

Medal Picks

Here's the outlook for all 301 events, as well as the U.S. prospects and a gallery of international stars

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800-meter freestyle

[Gold]Hannah Stockbauer, Germany
[Silver]Sachiko Yamada, Japan
[Bronze]Diana Munz, U.S.
Munz fractured three vertebrae in a 1999 car crash.

100-meter backstroke

[Gold] Natalie Coughlin, U.S.
[Silver]Antje Buschschulte, Germany
[Bronze] Laure Manaudou, France
Coughlin won the 2001 worlds despite hitting the lane line for most of the race.

200-meter backstroke

[Gold]Stanislava Komarova, Russia
[Silver]Katy Sexton, Great Britain
[Bronze]Reiko Nakamura, Japan
Nobody is close to the 2:06.62 swum by Hungary's Krisztina Egerszegi in 1991.

100-meter breaststroke

[Gold]Leisel Jones, Australia
[Silver] Amanda Beard, U.S.
[Bronze]Luo Xuejuan, China
Beard, then 14, carried her teddy bear with her to the awards stand in 1996.

200-meter breaststroke

[Gold] Amanda Beard, U.S.
[Silver]Qi Hui, China
[Bronze]Leisel Jones, Australia
Jones's world record last month lasted three days before Beard broke it.

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