Heart of Gold

When Otylia Jedrzejczak stepped onto the starting blocks for the women's 100-m butterfly final in Athens, Poland hadn't yet won a medal at the Summer Games. Less than a minute later, it had a silver, as Jedrzejczak finished second to Australia's Petria Thomas. Less than an hour later, it had another, as Jedrzejczak won silver in the 400-m freestyle, behind France's Laure Manaudou. Two finals, two silvers — and she was just warming up.

Jedrzejczak's big race, the 200-m butterfly, came three nights later. Though she's the world-record holder in the event, it was swimmers from powerhouses Australia...

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