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Brian Cazeneuve's Medal Stand

June 30, 2008
June 30, 2008

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Brian Cazeneuve's Medal Stand

1. LAURA WILKINSON, U.S.
The 2000 platform gold medalist nailed the first perfect dive of her career and won the Olympic trials in Indianapolis. Wilkinson (right), 30, executed a reverse 3 1/2-somersault tuck and received 10.0 marks from all seven judges.

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2. HUNTER KEMPER, U.S.
With a sixth-place finish (the highest by a U.S. competitor) at the triathlon World Cup in Des Moines, the 32-year-old qualified for his third Olympic team. He'll join U.S. teammates Jarrod Shoemaker and Matthew Reed in Beijing.

3. SARAH HASKINS, U.S.
Haskins earned the final Olympic women's triathlon berth with a sixth-place finish in Des Moines. Haskins, 27, will compete at the Games alongside fellow Americans Laura Bennett and Julie Ertel, who was a 2000 silver medalist in water polo.

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