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Julia Smit
Position: 4x100 and 4x200 free relay

***OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALIST (4 X 200M FREESTYLE RELAY)*** • Is a two-time medalist at the 2008 Games, earning silver in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay and bronze in the 4 x 200m free relay...did not participate in the finals of either race, but swam key legs in both preliminaries...anchored the 4 x 200m relay team as the Americans won the second preliminary heat with a time of 7:52.43...(posted: Aug. 14)

• Earned first Olympic medal as part of U.S. 4 x 100m freestyle relay team that won silver...swam key leg of preliminaries in 54.73 seconds, helping relay team qualify for finals...did not participate in the finals, as the American foursome placed second (.57-seconds behind the Netherlands) slated to compete in 4 x 200m free relay prelims on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 6:05 a.m. PT (9:05 p.m. in Beijing)...(posted: Aug. 10)

• Smit's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team earned the third seed in the Olympic finals with a prelim time of 3:37.53...finals will take place Saturday night at 8:21 p.m. PDT (11:21 a.m. Sunday morning in Beijing)...(posted: Aug. 9)

• An accomplished swimmer at every level, Stanford junior can now add U.S. Olympian to her impressive resume...will be part of two relay teams in Beijing, swimming on both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay squads...was the only swimmer at the USA Olympic Trials to finish in the top six in both the 100 and 200 free, placing sixth in the shorter event and third in the longer...she also established a meet record with a time of 4:35.73 in the event final...she is the reigning NCAA champion in the 400 IM, while she has earned 12 All-America honors over her first two seasons on The Farm...(posted: Aug. 1)