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  • United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg swimmer and qualified for 2008 Olympics in Beijing
  • [[wikipedia:Emily Silver
  • Got 5th in 100 free at 2008 USA Olympic Trials, good for making the relay.


Blog interview

  • Olympians Emily Silver and Lacey Mymeyer given an interview to the Morning Swim Show. Silver talks about recovering from surgery after she broke her hand at the Olympic Trials. Nymeyer talks about being moved up to swim the 100 free, and what to expect in that race.

Hand injury in 2008

  • Olympic swimmer Silver facing hand surgery - 07/06/08 - OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- First-time Olympian Emily Silver needs surgery after breaking her right hand when she ran into the wall at the finish of the 50-meter freestyle during the U.S. trials.

  • 22 in 2008, from Bainbridge Island, Washington. Swims in California.
  • Injury revealed after the meet by Mark Schubert, head coach and general manager of the U.S. team.

"She was really scared right away," he said. "She got out and said, `I think I broke my hand again."' Has twice broken the same hand -- once in practice and once in another meet, Schubert said.

Silver finished 12th in the 50 free and didn't advance to Sunday night's final. She had already earned a spot on the team in the 400 freestyle relay by finishing fifth in the 100 free.

She likely will have surgery Monday, and could be out of the water for up to 10 days, Schubert said.

"I'm confident she'll be able to compete in Beijing and do well," he said.

If Silver is unable to recover in time for next month's Olympics, 2004 Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce would replace her on the roster as the seventh-place finisher in the 100 free.