Aug. 2, 2012
LONDON --- Former Georgia swimmer Wendy Trott of South Africa came in 12th Thursday in the women’s 800-meter freestyle at the Olympics.
Trott, who completed her eligibility in March with five SEC and three NCAA distance freestyle titles, had a time of 8:28.98 during the prelims. Only the top eight swimmers advanced to the finals and the eighth-place time was 8:27.15.
Four swimmers with ties to Georgia will be in action on Friday at the Olympics. Rising junior Andrew Gemmell of the United States and incoming freshmen Matias Koski of Finland and Ediz Yildirimer of Turkey will compete in the prelims of the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle starting at 5:24 a.m. Eastern. Former Lady Bulldog Kara Lynn Joyce of the United States will swim in a heat of the women’s 50-meter freestyle, which begins at 5 a.m. Eastern.
Former Bulldog Chris Colwill’s quest for an Olympic medal begins Monday in men’s 3-meter diving, while ex-Bulldog Troyden Prinsloo of South Africa will compete next Friday in the men’s 10-kilometer open water race.
Rising senior Allison Schmitt (two gold medals, one silver, one bronze) and rising junior Shannon Vreeland (one gold) wrapped up their competition at the Olympics on Wednesday.