Two Huskies to be featured in 2008 Olympic Documentary
Olympic filmmaker Bud Greenspan will provide his signature style of storytelling to the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, and fans of the crew program at Washington - and rowing in general - should tune in.
On Monday, Oct. 19, Showtime will debut Bud Greenspan Presents: Beijing 2008 - America's Olympic Glory at 7 p.m. PST. The film is the 12th in the series, which features behind-the-scenes interviews with the participating athletes.
Included in the two-hour piece will be a section devoted to the gold-medal winning women's eight in Beijing, the first for the United States since the 1984 Olympics. Two former Huskies are prominently featured. Mary Whipple coxed the wire-to-wire winning boat, while Anna (Mickelson) Cummins rowed in five seat.
"We're proud our story will be told for the American public," said Whipple. "Rowing is not a mainstream sport, and I believe this documentary captured the essence of the dedication it took to achieve something this great in the sport of rowing. I'm proud to be able to share the experience with our supporters."
Other notables in the documentary will be stories on American swimmer Jason Lezak, as well as American gymnast Nastia Liukin, both of whom won Gold Medals in Beijing.
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