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AP Beat Writers Predict Swimming Medal Winners. Have You Made Out Your Lists? -- August 9, 2004 Ian Crocker and Michael Phelps parade after the 100 Fly.
(Photo: M. Collins)

PHOENIX, Ariz. August 9. SWIMINFO has brought you our special Olympic Section (See entry at top of site), including our prognostications. We've also provided you the USA today picks. Recently the Associated Press beat writers picked the medals at the Athens Summer Olympics. Their selections follow.

The Games start on Friday. Better make your picks in a hurry!

SWIMMING
MEN

50 freestyle
Gold - Gary Hall Jr., United States

Silver - Alexander Popov, Russia

Bronze - Roland Schoeman, South Africa

100 freestyle
Gold - Pieter van den Hoogenband, Netherlands

Silver - Jason Lezak, United States

Bronze - Ian Thorpe, Australia

200 freestyle
Gold - Ian Thorpe, Australia

Silver - Michael Phelps, United States

Bronze - Grant Hackett, Australia

400 freestyle
Gold - Ian Thorpe, Australia

Silver - Grant Hackett, Australia

Bronze - Klete Keller, United States

1500 freestyle
Gold - Grant Hackett, Australia

Silver - Larsen Jensen, United States

Bronze - David Davies, Britain

100 backstroke
Gold - Aaron Peirsol, United States

Silver - Lenny Krayzelburg, United States

Bronze - Matt Welsh, Australia

200 backstroke
Gold - Aaron Peirsol, United States

Silver - Gregor Tait, Britain

Bronze - Bryce Hunt, United States

100 breaststroke
Gold - Brendan Hansen, United States

Silver - Kosuke Kitajima, Japan

Bronze - Darren Mew, Britain

200 breaststroke
Gold - Brendan Hansen, United States

Silver - Kosuke Kitajima, Japan

Bronze - Jim Piper, Australia

100 butterfly
Gold - Ian Crocker, United States

Silver - Michael Phelps, United States

Bronze - Igor Marchenko, Russia

200 butterfly
Gold - Michael Phelps, United States

Silver - Takeshi Matsuda, Japan

Bronze - Justin Norris, Australia

200 Individual Medley
Gold - Michael Phelps, United States

Silver - Thiago Pereira, Brazil

Bronze - Jani Sievinen, Finland

400 Individual Medley
Gold - Michael Phelps, United States

Silver - Alessio Boggiatto, Italy

Bronze - Laszio Cseh, Hungary


4x100 freestyle relay
Gold - United States

Silver - Australia

Bronze - Italy

4x100 Medley Relay
Gold - United States

Silver - Australia

Bronze - Ukraine

4x200 Freestyle relay
Gold - Australia

Silver - United States

Bronze - Italy

WOMEN

50 freestyle
Gold - Inge de Bruijn, Netherlands

Silver - Lisbeth Lenton, Australia

Bronze - Michelle Engelsman, Australia

100 freestyle
Gold - Lisbeth Lenton, Australia

Silver - Inge de Bruijn, Netherlands

Bronze - Natalie Coughlin, United States

200 freestyle
Gold - Franziska van Almsick, Germany

Silver - Melanie Marshall, Britain

Silver - Petria Thomas, Australia

400 freestyle
Gold - Camelia Potec, Romania

Silver - Hannah Stockbauer, Germany

Bronze - Kaitlin Sandeno, United States

800 freestyle
Gold - Sanchiko Yamada, Japan

Silver - Diana Munz, United States

Bronze - Kalyn Keller, United States

100 Backstroke
Gold - Natalie Coughlin, United States

Silver - Reiko Nakamura, Japan

Bronze - Antje Buschschulte, Germany

200 backstroke
Gold - Reiko Nakamura, Japan

Silver - Stanislava Komarova, Russia

Bronze - Katy Sexton, Britain

100 breaststroke
Gold - Leisel Jones, Australia

Silver - Amanda Beard, United States

Bronze - Brooke Hanson, Australia

200 breaststroke
Gold - Amanda Beard, United States

Silver - Leisel Jones, Australia

Bronze - Hui Qi, China

100 butterfly
Gold - Petria Thomas, Australia

Silver - Inge de Bruijn, Netherlands

Bronze - Martina Moravcova, Slovakia

200 butterfly
Gold - Petria Thomas, Australia

Silver - Otylia Jedrejczak, Poland

Bronze - Yuko Nakanishi, Japan

200 Individual Medley
Gold - Amanda Beard, United States

Silver - Alice Mills, Australia

Bronze - Katie Hoff, United States

400 Individual Medley
Gold - Katie Hoff, United States

Silver - Yana Klochkova, Ukraine

Bronze - Kaitlin Sandeno, United States

4x100 Freestyle Relay
Gold - United States

Silver - Australia

Bronze - Germany

4 x 100 Medley Relay
Gold - United States

Silver - China

Bronze - Australia

4x200 Freestyle relay
Gold - United States

Silver - Australia

Bronze - China

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Gary Hall Jr. went into the crowd after his race to thank his family and friends.
(Photo: M. Collins) Kara Lynn Joyce, right, was the upset winner over Natalie Coughlin in the 100 Free final.
(Photo: M. Collins) Aaron Peirsol is estatic with breaking the 200 Back World Record
(Photo: M. Collins) Katie Hoff surprised by her American Record