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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John

Look at Ye Shi Wen at 2011 worlds. 200IM, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14IXh9S-tlg

She did the same thing. Her freestyle is just so much stronger than the others.

Jg

Actually you could look further back . I remember her at a Brisbane Metro s/c at 13 going 3.34 plus the World cup @ 3.28 soon after.

I myself am not revisiting those results becase I see the other member of that touring squad who tested positive for EPO.

Its like cycling- if a team member admits /goes down -is Lance guilty also?

The good news about China is the 2008 little girls gym team are finally 16 & now looking it. Bigger & slower & He with a face as big as the moon.

Come on

29.42 in 200 IM is great… 58.6 in 400 IM, i’m sorry is impossible for a girl, its incredible for guy.

ZYNG43

If they are gonna have alot of athletes doing doubles, they need to let them go warmdown BEFORE interviews. Also, it must effect them when they are up past 12 after finals, and have another prelims swim in the morning. Not just with Americans, all athletes need to be given the opportunity to focus on each of their performances, media second. Allthough media is entertaining and I like the interviews, I like it even more when they win.

Ole 99

You’re pretty confident in Phelps’s chances in tomorrow’s 200 fly final. I’m not so sure. Matsuda looked really smooth and relaxed. Phelps really looked like he had to exert himself to get that time. I guess time will tell.

The other issue is how will Phelps perform in the 4 x 200 free relay after swimming the 200 fly. Phelps probably wants to lead off the relay so he can get a flat start time, but I think we need him to anchor.

ZYNG43

DONT ANCHOR LOCHTE…..

jean michel

excuse-me ? have u got a problem with Lochte ? maybe u had your first swimming session lately ….than go on practicing ti

I’m a swimmer in my last years of college bro. Don’t think so

Also I really like Lochte. Swam with him quite a few times. Just don’t want him anchoring

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