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Ron Judd, an Olympics junkie and Seattle Times columnist who has covered Olympic sports since 1997, will use this space to serve up news and opinion on the Summer and Winter Games -- also inviting you to chime in on Planet Earth's biggest get-together.

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August 7, 2008 2:27 PM

Silver, recouping from broken hand, hangs in Games

Posted by Ron Judd

Great news for Bainbridge/Cal swimmer Emily Silver, whose status on the 4 x 100 freestyle relay team was in question as she recuperated from a broken hand suffered at last month's swim trials.


Emily Silver is all smiles after beating the clock Thursday in Beijing.

Silver, in a solo time trial Thursday night at the Water Cube in Beijing with all her teammates looking on, needed to swim the distance in 55 seconds flat to keep her spot on the relay team. She did it in 54.8 -- her fastest time-trial swim ever.

"Up until that moment just now I had a big weight on my shoulder," Silver told the New York Times, which also quotes national team coach Mark Schubert as saying of Silver's rapid recovery: "I"ve never seen anything quite like it."

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