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PROFILE: Joanne Malar
Malar, Limpert a contrast in styles
 
By CHRIS STEVENSON -- SLAM! Sports
 SYDNEY - At the world class level, the difference between one colour of a medal and another, or even winning or not winning a medal, can be measured in the smallest ways.
 Guts? Wanting it more than the next person? Extra time in the weight room? How about a visit to a manicurist?
 "Maybe some press-on nails would have made the difference," said a teary-eyed Marianne Limpert after her frantic finish in the women's 200m individual medley came up a nail short of a bronze medal. "Right now, fourth place feels like last."
Joanne Malar in the news
Malar finishes seventh in 400 IM
Happier Malar ready for Sydney
Malar's medal chances improve
Pals Limpert and Malar put on show
Malar's thoughts with Sloans
Morreale, Malar may tie the knot
Malar pans Pacific for more gold
Gold for Malar
Malar makes her cousin's day
The thrill isn't gone for Malar
Malar pooling her emotions
The thrill isn't gone for Malar
Malar in pictures
Disappointment
7th in Sydney
Kisses for her fans
Reacting to her time
Thumbs up, new uniform
With Mike
Celebrating a win
Bronze 4x200m team
Blowing a kiss
Backstroke practice