Thursday, August 21, 2008

Carrie Finishes Strong in Semifinal

Carrie came very close to finishing in the top three of the semifinals, but came in fourth place in 1:53.721. She was behind South Africa’s Jennifer Hodson by only a half of a second. Inna Osypenko-Radomska of Ukraine came in first and Lucy Wainwright of Great Britain took second place.

Carrie won’t be advancing to the finals, but she predicted that the semi wouldn’t be easy. “The semi is going to be a very tight race,” she said a few hours before the competition. In a message to her mother, Sally Johnson, after the race, Carrie said she felt optimistic. Sally commented “we are very proud of her to have made it as far as she did and we are especially proud of her for her positive attitude.”

Carrie will participate in the closing ceremonies and will take in the sights and sounds of the Olympic Village this weekend.

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