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Best ever update

Best ever update

Nicole Haislett Bacher has done it again. A day after taking out top-seeded Chris Evert in the Times' best-female-athlete-ever-from-Florida bracket, which readers vote on online, the gold-medal swimmer from St. Petersburg knocked off legendary track and field figure Chandra Cheeseborough by getting 95 percent of the vote.

Haislett Bacher is seeded eighth; Cheeseborough was fourth.

With the win, Haislett Bacher faces another swimming gold medalist for the championship, Jacksonville native Nancy Hogshead, the No. 2 seed. Hogshead narrowly defeated softball star Dot Richardson, the sixth seed, 52 to 48 percent.

In a state surrounded by water, a swimming final seems right, doesn't it? Can St. Petersburg's golden girl knock off another higher seed? Or will Hogshead, a giant at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, add another title to her ridiculously impressive resume? To determine the champion, vote online until 7 tonight at tampabay.com/contests/bestever.

Best ever update 04/06/08 [Last modified: Monday, April 7, 2008 8:04pm]
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