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Fox Point swimmer fails to make 50-meter finals in Beijing

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At the Olympics, Garrett Weber-Gale of Fox Point failed to make the finals of the 50-meter freestyle in swimming.

He placed sixth in his semi-final Thursday night, with a time of 22.08 seconds. It was the second time Weber-Gale lost in the semis of an individual event, after winning a team gold medal in the 400-freestyle relay.

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He also lost in the semis of the 100-freestyle. Weber-Gale has one more shot at a medal - the 400-medley relay.

Three Wisconsinites were scheduled to be in action this morning in Beijing.

Kate Markgraf of Whitefish Bay and Madison native Lindsay Tarpley were part of the U.S. women's soccer team playing Canada in a quarter-final match.

Milwaukee native Beezie Madden will make her equestrian debut in both the individual and team qualifiers in Authentic show jumping.

The preliminary round of men's basketball resumes tonight (Friday). Milwaukee Bucks' center Andrew Bogut and his Australian team will play Russia.

The Americans will try to go 4-0 tomorrow morning when they take on Spain.

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