Adam Mania, a senior swimmer at Wisconsin, did not qualify for the semifinals in the 100-meter backstroke at the Olympics Sunday. The Badger, who is competing for Poland, finished his race in 56.20, which was 1.40 seconds behind the leader, Hungary's Laszlo Cseh, who won in 54.80.
Mania will compete in the 200-meter backstroke qualifying round Wednesday.
Former Badger helps set world record
Beau Hoopman, a former UW rower from 1999-2003, rowed with a men's eight rowing squad that set a new world record of five minutes, 19.85 seconds in the preliminary round Sunday. He will next compete in the men's eight "A" final Aug. 22.
Another former Badger, Matt Smith will advance to the "B" finals after his lightweight four team placed third in its heat in 5:54.68. He will compete in the finals Aug. 21.
Penney puts up game-high points in loss
Former men's basketball standout Kirk Penney picked up 20 points as his New Zealand Kiwis lost to Italy 71-69 Sunday. New Zealand next faces China Aug. 17.
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