Stanford Athletes Complete Record Breaking Olympics
Aug. 26, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford athletes combined to win a school-record 24 medals in Beijing (eight gold, 12 silver and four bronze). This phenomenal medal haul, won by 23 current and former Stanford athletes, is three better than the previous record of 21 medals accumulated by Stanford affiliates at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, France.
Eight swimmers competed in Beijing, winning a total of three medals with Ben Wildman-Tobriner winning Olympic Gold in the 4x100 meter relay and Julia Smit winning silver in the 4x100 relay and bronze in the 4x200 meter relay.
To see how each Stanford swimmer fared, click their name below:
For the complete roster of Stanford athletes at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing Click the roster link below: