Aug. 10, 2007
BANGKOK, Thailand - Bryan Lundquist became the second Auburn swimmer to earn a gold medal this week at the World University Games as he swam on the victorious 400m freestyle relay team.
Lundquist's win comes one day after Auburn teammate Kara Denby picked up a gold medal as part of the women's 400m free relay team.
The Marietta, Ga., native swam the third leg on the team that set a new World University Games record with their time of 3:16.06; breaking the old record by more than three seconds and beating Canada by 2.51 seconds.
The old record was held by the U.S. team and set at the Games held in Japan in 1995.
Also swimming on the team were Matthew McGinnis (Texas), Matt Grevers (Northwestern) and Adam Ritter (Arizona).
Swimming competition at the World University Games continues Saturday with the women's 400m free, 200m breast, and 800m free relay; and the men's 100m breast, 50m back, 100m free, and 200m IM. Preliminary competition begins at 9:30 a.m. local time and evening finals start at 5:30 p.m. local time.
All of the aquatic events will take place at the Aquatic Center at Thammasat University.
More information about the 24th World University Games can be found at www.bangkok2007.com.