Olympic Trials: Week 2
After finishing second in the 10,000 earlier at the Olympic trials, Kara Goucher finished the 5,000 in 15 minutes, 1.02 seconds. She and teammate Shalane Flanagan will compete in both events at the Beijing Games.
Katie Hoff will have a chance to swim in six races at the Beijing Games. Medaling in each even would break the women's swimming record for most Olympic medals.
A second-place finish in the 100m fly was enough to qualify Ian Crocker for his third Olympics.
Natalie Coughlin qualified for her second Olympic Games tapping the wall in the 100-meter backstroke quick enough to lower the bar on the world record she set the day before. She also qualified in the 200m IM, 100m free and 4x100m free relay.
How dominant was Michael Phelps? He broke two world records en route to qualifying for eight events. If he medals in all of them, he will break the record set by Mark Spitz in the 1972 Munich games.
The trio from Oregon -- Nick Symmonds, Andrew Wheating and Christian Smith -- surged late in the 800-meters to finish in dramatic fashion. Symmonds crossed the line with his arms raised, as Smith catapulted himself across the finish line to ensure his spot.
Dara Torres qualified for a record fifth Olympics at the age of 41 in the 100-meter free and the 50-meter free. She announced Monday she will only swim the 50 meter in Beijing.
Dara Torres holds her daughter, Tessa, after setting an American Record of 24.25 in the 50-meter freestyle final..
On her last attempt, Jennifer Stuczynsk saved her Olympic chances as she beat her own record in the pole vault, finishing the trials with a height of 16-1 3/4.
Ryan Lochte finished second three times in the Olympic trials -- pushing his competitor to a world record each time. He qualified to swim the 200m IM, 400m IM and 200m backstroke in Beijing.
Former LSU All-America Lolo Jones smoked the competition in the 110-meter hurdles to earn her first Olympic trip.
Garrett Weber-Gale shocked the world when he set an American record of 47.78 in the 100 meter freestyle preliminaries. He also qualified in the 50m free and 4x100m freestyle relay.
Competing in his first Olympics for the U.S., Bernard Lagat easily won the 1,500-meters and 5,000-meters.
Aaron Peirsol tied the world record in the 200m backstroke and also qualified in the 100m backstroke to earn the chance to defend the titles he won in Athens in 2004.
Anna Willard left fellow qualifiers Lindsey Anderson and Jennifer Barringer in the dust as she broke the American record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, shaving more than a second off the previous record.
Eleven-time All-America Eric Shanteau earned a spot on the Olympic team when he upset favorite Brandon Hansen in the 200-meter breaststroke.