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Tech's Stojanovska Finishes 26th in 200 Butterfly at Athens Olympics

Aug. 17, 2004

ATHENS, Greece – Georgia Tech All-American Vesna Stojanovska (Macedonia) tallied a 26th-place finish in the preliminaries of the women’s 200-meter butterfly on Tuesday morning at the Athens Olympics.

Stojanovska completed her third and final event at the Olympics this morning. The Skopje, Macedonia, native finished 27th in the 400 freestyle (4:19.39) and 34th in the 200 freestyle (2:04.64).

In other action at the Olympics, former men’s swimming standout Leo Salinas (Mexico) swam a leg of the 4 x 200 freestyle relay as Mexico finished 15th with a time of 7:29.54. The U.S. team of Scott Goldblatt, Ryan Lochte, Dan Ketchum and Peter Vanderkaay won the prelims of the relay event with a time of 7:12.80.

Earlier in the Olympics, Salinas (1999-2002) posted a time of 3:58.36 in the men’s 400 freestyle to finish 29th on Aug. 14.

Current volunteer assistant coach and former men’s swimmer Jorge Oliver (Puerto Rico) will swim the men’s 200 individual medley on Wednesday morning in heat one at 4:10 a.m. ET.

Freshman Onur Uras (Turkey) will compete in the men’s 100 butterfly on Thursday, Aug. 19. The Istanbul, Turkey, native will swim in heat three at 4:14 a.m.

For Olympic information, including results and schedules, go to Athens Olympics Home Page.

-GT SWIMMING & DIVING-

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