Tigers Win Two More Olympic Medals

Beijing, China--After narrowly missing an Olympic medal in 2004 in Athens, Margaret Hoelzer broke through with a bronze medal in the 100-meter backstroke.

The former Auburn star from Huntsville will have another chance to win a medal when she swims in the 200 backstroke, an event in which she holds the world record.

Hoelzer finished behind fellow American Natalie Coughlin in the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.34. Coughlin won with a 58.96, edging another former Auburn swimmer, Kirsty Coventry, who won her second silver medal this week. Coventry now has won five total Olympic medals.

For the week Auburn swimmers have won five medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics with Coventry leading the way with two. Fred Bousquet has a silver medal swimming for France on the 4x100 relay and Matt Targett won a bronze in the same event as the anchorman for Australia.

Coventry will have a chance to add to the medal total on Tuesday night (U.S. time) as she competes in the 200 individual medley. She is the number one seed for the finals after setting an Olympic record in the event with a time of 2:09.53.

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