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Firestone graduate Mark Gangloff earns second gold medal

By mikeb Published: August 17, 2008

American swimmer Mark Gangloff won his second career gold medal Sunday following the 400-meter medley relay in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Gangloff, a 2000 Firestone High School graduate and former Stow resident, swam in a 400-meter medley relay prelim and thus was eligible for the medal even though he did not swim in the final. He placed eighth in the 100-meter breast stroke earlier in the 2008 Olympics.

Gangloff won a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece as a member of the 400-meter medley relay and placed fourth in the 100-meter breast stroke.

Gangloff graduated from Auburn University in 2005 and resides in Charlotte, N.C.

American swimmer Michael Phelps was the biggest story in Beijing after winning a record eight gold medals in one Olympics. Phelps, who has 14 career gold medals, set seven world records and surpassed American swimmer Mark Spitz record of seven gold medals in a single Olympics.

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