Gay swimmers miss the Olympic cut

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When third place won’t do, finishing somewhere in the double digits won’t quite cut it, either.

Two out gay swimmers competing for spots on the U.S. Olympic Team last weekend performed well personally, but not well enough to take a spot for the Beijing Olympics. With these trials, only the top two finishers in each event nab a spot.

Andrew Langenfield recorded a 54.80 in the 100-meter fly, his personal best but still 55th out of 105 swimmers in the heats. Brian Jacobson (photo) finished with a time of 23.13 in the 50-metetr fly, 0.11 seconds shy of his record-setting performance at the IGLA championships last month. But the time put him 49th out of 113 swimmers.

Hat tip to Outsports.


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