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Bogdanovski to Carry Macedonian Flag at Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Ana Bogdanovski and her parents Atanas and Nada.
Aug. 5, 2016

BALTIMORE, MD – The list of 2015 Johns Hopkins graduate Ana Bogdanovski’s accomplishments is as long as it is impressive - All-American, NCAA Champion, Academic All-American, NCAA Swimmer of the Year, Academic All-American of the Year, NCAA Today’s Top 10, NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30 nominee, Johns Hopkins record holder, Macedonian record holder. Tonight, she will add Olympian to that impressive list.

Bogdanovski, who swims for her parents’ native Macedonia, will carry that nation’s flag in the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games tonight. She will then compete in the 200m Freestyle on Monday, August 8. She will swim in the second heat, which is scheduled for 12:07 pm EST, at the Olympics Aquatics Stadium. One week later and just a day after returning from Brazil, she will begin medical school at Rutgers University.

The 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremonies will be shown on a tape-delay on NBC with coverage beginning at 7:30 pm EST. Fans can also watch the ceremonies online, on tape-delay, at: Macedonia, which is known in Brazil as Antiga Republica Iugoslava da Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) will be the eighth country to march.

Bogdanovski currently holds seven Macedonian records, including the 50m Free (26.34), 100m Free (56.12) and 200m Free (2:01.28). She also holds Johns Hopkins records in the 50y Free (22.80), 100y Free (49.31) and 200y Free (1:46.31). Bogdanovski earned All-America honors 23 times, won 10 NCAA titles and was twice named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year during her career. She is one of 82 Academic All-Americans competing at the Olympics and is the only one from a Division III school.