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As the world watches the action surrounding the 2012 Summer Olympics in London,
SMU students, coaches and alumni are gearing up for the games. Mustangs to watch for in London:


OLYMPIC ATHLETES

Laura Bennett
Laura (Reback) Bennett - USA
Women's Triathlon
BIO:
This is Bennett's is second Olympic Games. She placed fourth in the 2008 Beijing Games. During her time at SMU, Bennett was a four-year NCAA All-American. [Complete Olympic Bio]
SCHEDULE:
One time event: Aug. 4, 3:00 a.m.
EVENT WEBSITE:
[Click here]

Jerome Bortoluzzi
Jerome Bortoluzzi - France
Men's Hammer Throw
BIO:
Former Mustang Jerome Bortoluzzi is competing in the men's hammer throw for France. [Complete Olympic Bio]
SCHEDULE:
Qualification: Aug. 3, 5:20 a.m.
Final: Aug. 5, 2:20 p.m.
EVENT WEBSITE:
[Click here]

Johan Brunstrom
Johan Brunstrom - Sweden
Men's Tennis Doubles
BIO:
Former SMU men's tennis All-American Johan Brunstrom will represent Sweden in doubles competition. Brunstrom was an All-American at SMU in doubles in 2001 and 2002 as well as in singles in 2003. [Complete Olympic Bio]
SCHEDULE:
1st Round: July 28-July 29
2nd Round: July 30 5:30 a.m.
Quarterfinals: July 31-Aug. 1
Semifinals: Aug. 2 5:30 a.m.
Gold/Bronze Matches: Aug. 04 6:00 a.m.
EVENT WEBSITE:
[Click here]

Anja Carman
Anja Carman - Slovenia
Women's 100m & 200m backstroke
BIO:
Anja Carman ('08) of Slovenia is competing at her third Olympic Games. She will compete in the 100m and 200m backstroke. [Complete Olympic Bio]
SCHEDULE:
100m backstroke
Heat: July 29, 4:00 a.m.
Semi: July 29, 2:44 p.m.
Final: July 30, 1:49 p.m.

200m backstroke
Heat: Aug. 2, 5:46 a.m.
Semi: Aug. 2, 1:54 p.m.
Final: Aug. 3, 1:30 p.m.
EVENT WEBSITE:
100m backstroke [Click here]
200m backstroke [Click here]

Lars Frolander
Lars Frolander - Sweden
Men's 100m butterfly
BIO:
The 2012 London Games will be the 6th Olympics for Swedish swimmer Lars Frolander. He will compete in the 100m butterfly in London. [Complete Olympic Bio]
SCHEDULE:
Heats: Aug. 2, 11:21 a.m.
Semi: Aug. 2, 2:46 p.m.
Final: Aug. 3, 1:37 p.m.
EVENT WEBSITE:
[Click here]

Sara Nordenstam
Sara Nordenstam - Norway
Women's 200m breaststroke & 400m individual medley
BIO:
Swimmer Sara Nordenstam ('06) will represent Norway in the 200m breaststroke and 400 meter individual medley. She won the Bronze Medal for the 200m breaststroke in the 2008 Beijing Games. [Complete Olympic Bio]
SCHEDULE:
200m breaststroke
Heats: Aug. 1, 4:47 a.m.
Semi: Aug. 1, 2:24 p.m.
Final: Aug. 2, 1:38 p.m.

400m individual medley
Qualification: July 28, 5:17 a.m.
Final: July 28, 2:09 p.m.
EVENT WEBSITE:
200m breaststroke [Click here]
400m individual medley [Click here]

Nina Rangelova
Nina Rangelova - Bulgaria
Women's 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle & 400m freestyle
BIO:
Current SMU women's swimmer Nina Rangelova ('14) of Bulgaria will compete in the 100, 200 and 400m freestyle events. [Complete Olympic Bio]
SCHEDULE:
100m freestyle
Heats: Aug. 1, 4:00 a.m.
Semi: Aug. 1, 1:38 p.m.
Final: Aug. 2, 2:34 p.m.

200m freestyle
Heats: Aug. 1, 4:00 a.m.
Semi: Aug. 1, 1:37 p.m.
Final: Aug. 2, 2:34 p.m.

400m freestyle
Heats: July 29, 11:33 a.m.
Final: July 29, 2:13 p.m.

EVENT WEBSITE:
100m freestyle [Click here]
200m freestyle [Click here]
400m freestyle [Click here]

Mindaugas Sadauskas
Mindaugas Sadauskas - Lithuania
Men's 100m freestyle
BIO:
Current Mustang swimmer Mindaugas Sadauskas ('13) will represent Lithuania in the 100m freestyle. [Complete Olympic Bio]
SCHEDULE:
Heats: July 31, 4:00 a.m.
Semi: July 31, 1:30 p.m.
Final: Aug. 1, 2:16 p.m.
EVENT WEBSITE:
[Click here]

Denisa Smolenova
Denisa Smolenova - Slovakia
Women's 100m butterfly & 200m butterfly
BIO:
Recent SMU graduate Denisa Smolenova ('12) will race for Slovakia in the 100m and 200m butterfly. [Complete Olympic Bio]
SCHEDULE:
100m butterfly
Heats: July 28, 10:26 a.m.
Semi: July 28, 1:40 p.m.
Final: July 29, 1:30 p.m.

200m butterfly
Heats: July 31, 4:23 a.m.
Semi: July 31, 1:55 p.m.
Final: Aug. 1, 2:09 p.m.
EVENT WEBSITE:
100m butterfly [Click here]
200m butterfly [Click here]

Therese Svendsen
Therese Svendsen - Sweden
Women's 100m backstroke & 4x100m medley relay
BIO:
Therese Svendsen ('12) of Sweden will compete in both the 200m backstroke and on the 4X100m medley relay races. [Complete Olympic Bio]
SCHEDULE:
100m backstroke
Heats: July 29, 4 a.m.
Semi: July 29, 2:44 p.m.
Final: July 30, 1:49 p.m.

4x100m medley relay
Heats: Aug. 3, 5:50 a.m.
Final: Aug. 4, 2:07 p.m.
EVENT WEBSITE:
100m backstroke [Click here]
4x100m medley relay [Click here]

Aleksander Tammert
Aleksander Tammert - Estonia
Men's Discus Throw
BIO:
Former Mustang Aleksander Tammert will compete in the men's discus throw in London for Estonia. Tammert was a bronze medalist at the 2004 Olympics in discus and was selected as the flag bearer for the Estonikan olympic team. [Complete Olympic Bio]
SCHEDULE:
Qualification: Aug. 6, 4 a.m.
Final: Aug. 7, 1:45 p.m.
EVENT WEBSITE:
[Click here]

Danielle Villars
Danielle Villars - Switzeralnd
Women's 200m freestyle & 100m butterfly
BIO:
Incoming first year Mustang swimmer Danielle Villars will represent Switzerland in the 100-meter butterfly and the 200-meter freestyle competitions. [Complete Olympic Bio]
SCHEDULE:
200m freestyle
Heats: July 29, 4 a.m.
Semi: July 29, 2:44 p.m.
Final: July 30, 1:49 p.m.

100m butterfly
Heats: Aug. 3, 5:50 a.m.
Final: Aug. 4, 2:07 p.m.
EVENT WEBSITE:
200m freestyle [Click here]
100m butterfly [Click here]



COACHES

Steve Collins
Steve Collins - Bulgaria
Women's Swimming
BIO:
SMU head coach Steve Collins is a member of the Bulgarian coaching staff, serving as Nina Rangelova's coach. [Complete Olympic Bio]

Andy Kershaw
Andy Kershaw - USA
Swimming
BIO:
SMU assistant men's coach Andy Kershaw will serve as the team manager for the U.S. Swimming Team. [Complete Olympic Bio]



PARALYMPIC ATHLETES

Jonathan Wentz
Jonathan Wentz - USA
Equestrian
BIO:
One of four equestrians on the U.S. team, he will compete for individual and team medals in para dressage. The Paralympic Games are a multi-sport event for athletes with physical, mental and sensorial disabilities. The Paralympic Games are held every four years, following the Olympic Games, and are governed by the International Paralympic Committee. [Complete Olympic Bio]
EVENT WEBSITE:
[Click here]