Sunday, August 10, 2008

Gangloff makes final by skin of his teeth

Charlotte swimmer Mark Gangloff has been living right so far in these Games.

He almost got eliminated twice Saturday night in his specialty stroke, the 100-meter breaststroke, but he managed to do just enough to stay in the field as it was cut from 65 to the final eight.

Gangloff qualified seventh-fastest of those eight, so he would need a major improvement to work his way onto the podium for a medal in the Sunday night final (10:30 p.m., NBC).

Here's the story I wrote about Gangloff's day of living dangerously at the Games after watching both of his swims at the Water Cube (pictured here in red and below in blue -- it's quite a spectacular place).

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