1. T.C. DANTZLER
After making the world Greco-Roman team five times, the 37-year-old wrestler is going to his first Olympics. In Saturday's 163-pound trials final, Dantzler suffered a severe cut to his forehead but still defeated Cheney Haight. Dantzler won the 2004 Olympic trials, but the U.S. did not qualify for the Games in his weight class.
2. MIKE DAY
The 23-year-old cyclist (above) won three heats and finished second in another at the U.S. BMX trials in Chula Vista, Calif. Day will join fellow Americans Kyle Bennett and Jill Kintner for the sport's Olympic debut in Beijing.
3. VALERIE GOTAY
Sixteen years after competing in her first Olympics (in Barcelona), the 34-year-old judoka won the 126-pound division at the trials in Las Vegas to earn her second trip to the Games. Gotay, a mother of two, was retired from competition between 1993 and 2004.