Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Christel Bouvron at the Olympics 

Looks like Singaporeans were not the only ones cheering for Christel Bouvron at the Olympics in Athens. Excerpt from the University of Notre Dame website:

Christel Bouvron Swims 200 Butterfly in Athens Olympics
Rising junior Christel Bouvron (Singapore, Singapore/Raffles Girls' Secondary School) became the first student-athlete in 84 years - and second overall - to compete in the Olympics while enrolled at the University of Notre Dame when she swam the 200-meter butterfly Tuesday morning in the Olympic Aquatic Centre of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad. One of only 12 competitors to have competed in the 200 fly in both of the last two Olympics, Bouvron finished 32nd with a time of 2:26.21.

Bouvron, who has earned all-BIG EAST honors four times as a member of the Irish, took part in the first of four heats, which was won by Maria Bulakhova of Russia in a time of 2:12.99. The 32nd-place finish matched Bouvron's result in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, when she registered a 2:17.62. Her seed time in these Olympics (2:17.72) also was the 32nd-quickest qualifying mark in the field.
Too bad Bouvron didn't get past the heats.


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