High Altitude athletes mine for medal in Beijing

Athletes who trained at NAU’s Center for High Altitude Training won 22 Olympic medals during the 2008 Games in Beijing, for a total of 213 medals dating back to the 1996 Games in Atlanta.

Athletes from eight countries won seven gold, five silver and 10 bronze medals in Beijing.

Winners included:

Stephanie RiceGold—Women’s 400m Individual Medley
Gold—Women’s 200m Individual Medley
Eamon SullivanSilver—Men’s 100M Freestyle
Silver—Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay
Bronze—Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Mirna JukicBronze—Women’s 100m Breaststroke
Simon WhitfieldSilver—Men’s Triathlon
Lotte FriisBronze—Women’s 800m Freestyle
Britta SteffanGold—Women’s 100m Freestyle
Gold—Women’s 50m Freestyle
Federica PellegriniGold-Women’s 200m Freestyle
Alessia FilippiSilver-Women’s 800m Freestyle
Kosuke KitajimaGold-Men’s 100m Breaststroke
Gold-Men’s 200m Breaststroke
Bronze-Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay
Takeshi MatsudaBronze-Men’s 200m Butterfly
Reiko NakamuraBronze-Women’s 200m Backstroke
Junichi MiyashitaBronze-Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay
Hisayoshi SatoBronze-Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay
Alexander Dale OenSilver-Men’s 100m Breaststroke
Sara NordenstamBronze-Women’s 200m Breaststroke
Medal Total: 22
Gold: 7
Silver: 5
Bronze: 10