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Hansen sets world record in breaststroke

Updated: July 9, 2004, 5:46 PM ET
Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Jenny Thompson touched the wall, searched for the scoreboard and broke into a huge smile when she saw a "2" pop up beside her name.

She was heading back to the Olympics.

If only her mom could have been there to see it.

Thompson finished second in the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic trials on Thursday, which should be good enough to get the 31-year-old, 10-time medalist to the Athens Games.

"The 2 is just as good as the 1 at ...

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