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Bennett has final shot Tuesday

Updated: July 12, 2004, 8:33 PM ET
Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Brooke Bennett succeeded Janet Evans as America's premier distance swimmer eight years ago. Now it appears Bennett's reign in the grueling freestyle races is nearing an end.

The bubbly blonde who sports four tattoos and a pierced nose is in danger of not making her third Olympic team, three years after having surgery on both shoulders.

The two-time defending Olympic champion in the 800-meter freestyle barely made Tuesday night's final at the trials, and clearly ...

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