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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | July 12, 1992
Janet Evans says watching Anita Nall bounce along a pool deck before a race is like looking into a mirror.Four years ago, Evans was the teen idol of the U.S. Olympic swim team, a tireless freestyle specialist who won three gold medals at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea. Now 20, Evans has struggled to remain on top in her sport. But her new friendship with Nall has renewed her enthusiasm in a quest to regain golds."I just hope Anita doesn't sign too many autographs," Evans said.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2012
- The giggler who became the sweetheart of the 1988 Seoul Games, Janet Evans, found her situation this week pretty comical. She was trying, quite in vain as it turned out, to recapture Olympic glory at age 40. "There was a 16-year-old," the three-time gold medalist said of a swimmer two lanes over from her, "closer in age to Syd. " The mother of 5-year-old Sydney and 2-year-old Jake, Evans is not the only swimmer watching time pass...
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By Anna Quindlen | August 4, 1992
THE hands-down Olympic favorite in our little corner of the world was the big goofy guy with earrings, a shaved head and a stars-and-stripes bandanna. The kids loved Nelson Diebel, who said that it was like a drug, man, winning the gold, the ultimate high.What a role model, I thought ruefully: a swimmer who'd been expelled from prep school, had admitted to past problems with drugs and alcohol and looked like a biker in a bikini.Except that after the bravado came the medal ceremony, and as they played the national anthem the bad boy of the breast-stroke choked back tears and moved his lips to the last couple of lines.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2012
If Michael Phelps is going to come in second to Ryan Lochte, as he did again Tuesday night, he may find some comfort in the whisper of this particular margin: the Baltimore swimmer finished .02 seconds behind his rival in their semifinal heat in the 200-meter freestyle. The two, who are battling for swimming supremacy at the Olympic qualifying trials , faceoff in the finals Wednesday night that will decide which two swimmers will go on to compete in the event in London. "At this point right now, it's about getting spots on the team," said Phelps after the heat.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2012
- The giggler who became the sweetheart of the 1988 Seoul Games, Janet Evans, found her situation this week pretty comical. She was trying, quite in vain as it turned out, to recapture Olympic glory at age 40. "There was a 16-year-old," the three-time gold medalist said of a swimmer two lanes over from her, "closer in age to Syd. " The mother of 5-year-old Sydney and 2-year-old Jake, Evans is not the only swimmer watching time pass...
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | June 11, 2004
A renamed swim meet will serve as a rite of passage for Michael Phelps. The Argent Mortgage Long Course Championships opens a four-day run at the Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center tonight. What used to be known as the North Baltimore Aquatic Club Invitational is now supported by one of Phelps' corporate sponsors. The meet has traditionally been on his competitive calendar, but his days with the NBAC are numbered. It is Phelps' final tuneup before the U.S. Olympic trials, which will be conducted next month.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2012
If Michael Phelps is going to come in second to Ryan Lochte, as he did again Tuesday night, he may find some comfort in the whisper of this particular margin: the Baltimore swimmer finished .02 seconds behind his rival in their semifinal heat in the 200-meter freestyle. The two, who are battling for swimming supremacy at the Olympic qualifying trials , faceoff in the finals Wednesday night that will decide which two swimmers will go on to compete in the event in London. "At this point right now, it's about getting spots on the team," said Phelps after the heat.
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January 13, 1991
Melvin Stewart broke the world record in the men's 200-meter butterfly yesterday at the World Swimming Championships at Perth, Australia, and ended the eight-year reign of Michael Gross atop the event.Stewart overcame Gross' early lead with a burst in the final 50 meters and finished in 1 minute, 55.69 seconds.The come-from-behind victory clipped .55 seconds off Gross' world mark, set in 1986."When I looked up and saw 1:55 on the scoreboard, I thought, 'Wow, I did that,' " Stewart said.The next-to-last night of the meet was a highlight for the American team.
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By Doug Brown | September 1, 1994
The North Baltimore Aquatic Club's Whitney Phelps is in Italy with the U.S. national team, preparing for the biggest swim of her life.The World Championships, second only in importance to the Olympics, start today in Rome with diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, to be followed by the swimming events Sept. 5 through 11. Phelps' specialty, the 200-meter butterfly, is scheduled the final day of the meet.Phelps, 14, who will miss the first week of freshman classes at Towson High, qualified for the U.S. team by winning the 200 butterfly at the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships last month in Indianapolis.
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July 29, 1992
YesterdayGymnastics: Kim Zmeskal had to be perfect and she very nearly was. A string of 9.9's boosted her into the all-around competition and her teammates to a bronze medal. But in the process, she bumped Silver Spring's Dominique Dawes.Swimming: The world caught up with the 1988 Olympic heroes as Janet Evans' amazing six-year winning streak in the 400 freestyle ended -- she wept as she accepted the silver medal -- and Matt Biondi's finished a shocking fifth in the 100 freestyle. Meanwhile, the U.S. women set a world record in the 400-meter (( freestyle relay.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | June 11, 2004
A renamed swim meet will serve as a rite of passage for Michael Phelps. The Argent Mortgage Long Course Championships opens a four-day run at the Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center tonight. What used to be known as the North Baltimore Aquatic Club Invitational is now supported by one of Phelps' corporate sponsors. The meet has traditionally been on his competitive calendar, but his days with the NBAC are numbered. It is Phelps' final tuneup before the U.S. Olympic trials, which will be conducted next month.
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By Anna Quindlen | August 4, 1992
THE hands-down Olympic favorite in our little corner of the world was the big goofy guy with earrings, a shaved head and a stars-and-stripes bandanna. The kids loved Nelson Diebel, who said that it was like a drug, man, winning the gold, the ultimate high.What a role model, I thought ruefully: a swimmer who'd been expelled from prep school, had admitted to past problems with drugs and alcohol and looked like a biker in a bikini.Except that after the bravado came the medal ceremony, and as they played the national anthem the bad boy of the breast-stroke choked back tears and moved his lips to the last couple of lines.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | July 12, 1992
Janet Evans says watching Anita Nall bounce along a pool deck before a race is like looking into a mirror.Four years ago, Evans was the teen idol of the U.S. Olympic swim team, a tireless freestyle specialist who won three gold medals at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea. Now 20, Evans has struggled to remain on top in her sport. But her new friendship with Nall has renewed her enthusiasm in a quest to regain golds."I just hope Anita doesn't sign too many autographs," Evans said.
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July 31, 1992
Swimming: Anita Nall of Towson swam for the circuit, winning a relay gold. Janet Evans and wild child Melvin Stewart, once caught cavorting naked through a girls prep school dorm, also won gold.Gymnastics: Kim Zmeskal was so hyped by the expectations of others that all that was left for her to do was fail. And she did, finishing 10th after a costly mistake on her very first routine. Shannon Miller won the all-around silver, edged out by Tatiana Gutsu of the Unified Team by 12 thousandths of a point.
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By Doug Brown | September 17, 1991
Anita Nall, a Towson High sophomore who set an American record in the 200-meter breaststroke, is one of 16 listed on the ballot for U.S. Swimmer of the Year.Nall, who competes for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, broke the record by 2 1/2 seconds with her time of 2:27.08 in the U.S. Spring Nationals in Seattle. She thus qualified for the Pan Pacific Championships last month in Edmonton, Canada, where she finished second in the consolation round, turning in a time of 2:31.10.The other Marylander named on the ballot is Mike Barrowman of Potomac, world record-holder in the men's 200-meter breaststroke.
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