Olympic Watch 2008: Second-week highlights

Nastia LiukinMore Mustang action from the second week of competition in Beijing:

Libor Charfreitag (’00), competing for Slovakia, finished 8th in the men’s hammer throw finals Aug. 17.

Laura Reback Bennett (’97), competing for the USA, finished 4th in the women’s triathlon finals Aug. 18.

Aleksander Tammert (’96), competing for Estonia, finished 12th in the men’s discus finals Aug. 18.

Nastia Liukin (right), who attended SMU in 2007 before focusing full-time on her training for the Olympics, added three individual medals in event finals to her gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around competition and her silver in the team competition. She received silver medals in the uneven bars competition Aug. 18 and the balance beam Aug. 19, as well as a bronze in floor exercise Aug. 17.

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