When former Cal standout Dana Vollmer stepped on to the Olympic podium on Sunday to be presented with a gold medal for winning the women’s 100-meter butterfly, it was the end of a long and difficult journey, but one that she hopes will continue.
A child prodigy, Vollmer was earmarked for greatness even before she reached her teens, and the forecasters looked to have got it exactly right when she won a gold medal in a relay at the 2004 Athens Olympics as a 16-year-old. Read More
Former Cal swimmer Dana Vollmer ended 12 years of frustration on Tuesday when she won the women’s 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials to book her place on the team for London.
Although Vollmer won a relay gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, the 24-year-old had never qualified in an individual event despite three previous attempts. Read More