Mormon swimmer Breeja Larson going to London Olympic Games
Our take: This ESPN article by the Associated Press describes Breeja Larson's upset victory in the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials to earn a spot on Team USA. Larson, a sophomore at Texas A&M, is a member of the LDS Church.
OMAHA, Neb. — Breeja Larson's face said it all. First she looked confused, then startled and, finally, shocked.
The Texas A&M sophomore had just edged world champion Rebecca Soni to win the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials and earn herself a ticket to London.
Larson won in 1 minute, 5.92 seconds Wednesday night, with Soni closing quickly in 1:05.99 to take the second spot on the U.S. team.
Jessica Hardy missed out by finishing third in 1:06.53.
Larson squinted at the overhead scoreboard, her mouth agape, trying to figure out what had happened while nearly 13,000 fans roared.
"I saw about three people (listed). I was like, 'Which one is it?'" she said. "I heard him announce my name a couple times. I was like, 'That must be a good thing.'"
For the rest of this story, go to ESPN.com.
To watch a video of the race, visit NBCOlympics.com.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: tbtoone
- Utah family adopts 2 newborns 6 weeks apart
- LDS Church publishes two new essays on past...
- LDS Church releases video about suicide...
- LDS pitcher Matthew Neil asked for a trial...
- Two Christian ministers refuse to perform...
- Jenna Kim Jones: The new, cool face of Mormonism
- LDS Church releases video, topic page...
- Utahns support bill making clear clergy don't...
- Two Christian ministers refuse to... 111
- LDS Church publishes two new essays on... 40
- LDS Church releases video, topic page... 34
- Utahns support bill making clear clergy... 24
- Jenna Kim Jones: The new, cool face of... 20
- An LDS missionary and a Marine: Twin... 14
- Here's how you can learn more about God 13
- Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign... 10