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Brian Cazeneuve
July 28, 2008
Who'll reach the winner's podium in all 302 events
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July 28, 2008

Medal Picks

Who'll reach the winner's podium in all 302 events

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SOFTBALL
U.S.
Japan
Australia
U.S. teams have outscored foes 117--16 in three Games.

SWIMMING

Men

50-meter freestyle
Eamon Sullivan, Australia
Alain Bernard, France
• Ben Wildman-Tobriner, U.S.

Sullivan broke Alexander Popov's 2000 world record.

100-meter freestyle
Alain Bernard, France
Eamon Sullivan, Australia
Stefan Nystrand, Sweden
Bernard is known as the Horse for his weightlifter's physique.

200-meter freestyle
Michael Phelps, U.S.
Pieter van den Hoogenband, Netherlands
Park Tae Hwan, South Korea
Phelps's bronze may have been his most impressive '04 race.

400-meter freestyle
Grant Hackett, Australia
Park Tae Hwan, South Korea
Peter Vanderkaay, U.S.
Park won seven medals at '06 Asian Games.

1,500-meter freestyle
Grant Hackett, Australia
Peter Vanderkaay, U.S.
Larsen Jensen, U.S.
Hackett wins third straight 1,500 gold.

100-meter backstroke
Aaron Peirsol, U.S.
Liam Tancock, Great Britain
Matt Grevers, U.S.
Peirsol has lost a 100 or a 200 only five times since 2001.

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