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Summarized by Kent Larsen

Savickas Out in 4x100m Relay; US Players Win But Don't Play

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA -- Lithuanian swimmer and LDS Church member Arunas Savickas was eliminated with his team in the 4x100m freestyle relay preliminaries, leaving the Lithuanian team out of a final in which the Australian team set a world record. Savickas, swimming the first leg of the relay, got the team off to a poor start, putting his team in last place, nearly 2 1/2 seconds behind the Austrians, who won the heat and advanced to the finals with the Russian team.

Meanwhile, US Water Polo player Courtney Johnson and US Indoor Volleyball team member Charlene Tagaloa did not play in games that the teams won. In water polo, the US beat the defending world champion Netherlands 6-4, while in Volleyball, the US beat China 3-1.

Athlete Sport Country
Savickas, Arunas Swimming Lithuania
4x100m Relay, qualifying 1st leg - 100m 52.11 sec
[2.39 sec behind heat leader]
Johnson, Courtney Water Polo USA
USA v. Netherlands USA wins 6-4 Johnson did not play
Tagaloa, Charlene Volleyball USA
USA v. China USA wins 3-1 Tagaloa did not play

Here is a schedule of the Mormon athletes competing Sunday, September 17, along with the times they will compete (Sydney time).
Athlete Sport Country
Dantzscher, Jamie Gymnastics USA
Qualifiers   10:00 am
Qualifiers   2:00 pm
Qualifiers   8:00 pm
Savickas, Arunas Swimming Lithuania
200m Freestyle, qualifying  10:25 am
200m Freestyle, semifinals  7:14 pm
Berg, Laura Softball USA
USA v. Canada   10:30 am
Johnson, Courtney Water Polo USA
USA v. Canada   6:00 pm
Millar, Ryan Volleyball USA
USA v. Argentina   6:30 pm

The following is the list of Mormon athletes competing in the games that we know about. If you know of an additional athlete, please let us know!
Athlete Sport Country
Andam, Kenneth Track &FieldGhana
Baird, Marsha Track &FieldTrinidad
Berg, Laura Softball USA
Chan, Maggie Track &FieldHong Kong
Dantzscher, Jamie Gymnastics USA
Gardner, Rulon Wrestling USA
Johnson, Courtney Water Polo USA
Millar, Ryan Volleyball USA
Myles-Mills, Leonard Track &FieldGhana
Palmer, Amy Track &FieldUSA
Pratt, Robby Track &FieldMexico
Pryah, Jason Track &FieldUSA
Savickas, Arunas Swimming Lithuania
Tagaloa, Charlene Volleyball USA


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