Day 3 Olympic Finals Recap, Presented by SwimOutlet Team Division

It’s official, Yannick Agnel has arrived as a freestyle superstar. On night 3 he earned his second gold medal of the games, last night he stole the gold when he “Lezaked” Lochte in the 400 free relay, and this win came in the 200 freestyle. Missy Franklin had 14 minutes between the semis of the 200 free and the final of the 100 backstroke but she didn’t let that stop her from earning her first gold medal, in American Record time.

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ZYNG43
10 years ago

After the whole ordeal with people criticizing Troy with Lochte (making it too much about him being his personal coach… Which I don’t agree with) i wonder if Troy will put PVK in. Will people still say that is unfair? PVK has been Troys swimmer too

Zach
10 years ago

A little worried now about the 4×200 Relay . . . Not so sure a thing for the U.S? With Lochte’s freestyle stroke a little off this year and Phelps likely exhaustion after the 2 Fly, things could get tight w/ the frenchies. On the upside, at least PVK is in form and will prob have a 1:45 split in him. Thoughts?

ZYNG43
Reply to  Zach
10 years ago

Do they have enough spots to let PVK in prelims?

Phil
10 years ago

Argghhhhhh NBC never showed the women’s 2IM semis

Jg
10 years ago

Zing43 & Jean Michel.

1- turn the sound off .
2- go outside for a walk
3- lay off Ryan Lochte.

ZYNG43
Reply to  Jg
10 years ago

I am a Lochte fan! Don’t know what I said that would even be offensive towards him. I just don’t want him in anchor position

Ole 99
10 years ago

Split comparisons for the 200 Free in London vs. Shanghai

Lochte (London ’12): 24.72 26.47 26.60 27.25
Lochte (Shanghai ’11): 24.53 26.67 26.29 26.95

Agnel (London ’12): 24.55 26.09 26.52 25.98
Agnel (Shanghai ’11): 24.85 26.86 26.39 26.89

Tea
Reply to  Ole 99
10 years ago

Seems like Lochte’s improved strength (he looks bulked up) is giving him a harder time at the end of races.

ZYNG43
10 years ago

LOL at NBC accidentally giving the results for the 100 back before they swam it during prime time. That’s why you go live bitches

MarkB
Reply to  ZYNG43
10 years ago

I purposely stayed away from all results to watch it all at night. Then NBC runs a promo for the Today show about Missy winning the Gold BEFORE they showed it!! This is just unreal!!

Sean
Reply to  MarkB
10 years ago

It was so frustrating I was just thinking about how stupid NBC was

Tea
Reply to  Sean
10 years ago

For econ geeks, this is a real-world example of whyto avoid monopolies. One broadcaster gets exclusive coverage of the Olympics, and if their coverage sucks or isn’t what actual fans want, too bad.

ZYNG43
10 years ago

Also I want to emphasize again how much the commenary SUCKS. The australians doing this live feed are clueless. There are many other people from Australia or ANYWHERE who could do this better. At least say names right. Some of their comments just make me want to facepalm.

ZYNG43
Reply to  ZYNG43
10 years ago

*commentary

lv2srf95
Reply to  ZYNG43
10 years ago

i like it when they add R’s to stuff like Russiar.

ZYNG43
Reply to  lv2srf95
10 years ago

Hahahahahah so stupid and annoying but mildly entertaining at times

jean michel
Reply to  ZYNG43
10 years ago

completely right .Aussie commentators are really dumb and dumber > they just know nothing in swimming ….i would advise them to change job and profession >

ZYNG43
10 years ago

Maybe tomorrow Lochte will lead off the relay and try to redeem himself? I wonder who will earn the two spots in finals. No PVK for sure? I’m thinking Dwyer could take a spot. Berens/Mclean for the other one probably. I don’t see tarwater or houchin making it in the finals relay. Although Houchin did have a good 200 free at trials

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