> <<Actually, as I sit here, I can't recall for sure if it was
> Taormina or Annette Salmeen who made the 'A' Final to swim with the "Big 3."
> Can anyone help me here?)>>
> It was indeed Sheila who swam with Jackson, Thompson, and Teuscher, and
> interestingly enough, I believe she posted the second-fastest split of the
prelim relay which was why she was chosen to swim on the final team.
I think it's great (and surprising!) that she managed to beat
all the long-time triathletes. Sometimes it seems that they
view the swimming portion as an obstacle to overcome to get
to the "real stuff." It would be great if Shelia got another medal!
That brings up another subject: do the prelim relay members still
get medals? I remember hearing that the IOC was going to halt that
practice but have still heard prelim swimmers from '96 referred
to as medalists.