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'I never thought ... I could win'

Updated: July 1, 2012, 2:31 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- Happy as Jessica Hardy was to win a race at the Olympic swim trials Saturday night, there was still a restrained air about her, the sense of a firmly held leash on what understandably could be runaway emotions.

"If I let myself cry right now, I wouldn't stop," she said to a couple of reporters after stepping off the dais where she'd just conducted a news conference after being named to the U.S. team in the 100-meter freestyle event. Perhaps after she's done with the 50 ...

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