Day 6 Finals Recap Presented By Engine

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9 years ago

Lochte did race to the wall for the win, but he did not give it all during the breast leg, like he usually does. I’m sure strategies will change come London.

aswimfan
Reply to  Lucas
9 years ago

I was very surprised with Lochte’s breast leg.

bobo gigi
9 years ago

And this night I saw an angel. And it was Allyson Felix. I know it’s track and field but it was after swimming and I’m still shocked. I had to say a few words about her. What a girl! What a style on the track! Congrats to her.
Back to swimming. I want to talk about Rebecca Soni. I think she deserves more credit from all the swimming fans. What she does for many years now on breaststroke is incredible. And she would deserve so much the 2 world records. I hate these magical suits. Congrats to her.
Anthony Ervin is great.
Ryan Lochte controls the 200 back like no many swimmers have made it before him.… Read more »

aswimfan
Reply to  bobo gigi
9 years ago

Allyson Felix is now the fastest CLEAN sprinter over 200 m.

Kirt
Reply to  bobo gigi
9 years ago

Except that Soni has still never beaten Jones’ textile best in the 200.

aswimfan
Reply to  Kirt
9 years ago

Yes, that is a huge blunder by Bobo Gigi.

Jones’ 2:20.54 textile WR still stands. And this after 6 years.

bobo gigi
Reply to  aswimfan
9 years ago

I know that thank you. I just say I’d prefer to see Rebecca Soni with the world record in the 100 breast instead of Jessica Hardy and with the world record in the 200 breast instead of Annamay Pierse. These 2 world records are a joke and the greatest breaststroker of all time deserves to have them.

bbrswimmer
Reply to  bobo gigi
9 years ago

I find your comment rude. Both Hardy and Pierse swam in the same suit that Soni did. Soni could not swim as fast Hardy and did not swim her race smartly costing her the 200 breast record. So, while I agree that Soni is one of the best breastrokers of all time and her textile performance in the 100 is more impressive than the record (Soni has still not beaten leisel jones textile best in the 200), she does not deserve to have the record any more than either Hardy or Pierse.

aswimfan
Reply to  bobo gigi
9 years ago

If Soni were the greatest breaststroker off all time, then why she hasn’t even broken a SIX year old textile world record?

Also, she has not taken 100 breast to a different level either, like what Heyns and Jones did?

Jean Michel
9 years ago

Allyson Felix is one of the most wonderfull athlete on this planet ! that’s right !
Tom Shields is doing great , giving Us some grt future in the butterfly . Maybe willl be Second for the olympics .

Liliana
9 years ago

Seems like for Michael Phelps there is no way to “win” this situation. If he wins, it’s because Lochte shuts down and Lochte is tired from another race. If he loses, it’s because Lochte is a better swimmer. Really? Well, let me remind you about one thing: Lochte won 200 IM in Shanghai only by 0.16 and he didn’t have 200 back before that race. People seem to conveniently forget that fact. Phelps won because he’s the greatest 200 IM-er of them all and his time last night was just 0.84 off the WR time.

bobo gigi
Reply to  Liliana
9 years ago

Yes I totally agree with you. I’m a big fan of Michael and I respect Ryan. And like you I’m tired when I listen to these comments. Nobody has forced Ryan to swim a triple. And overall I think most of american swimming fans don’t know how they are lucky to have Michael on their team for so many years, how many relays he has helped to win. Don’t forget that sunday is the last time Michael swims in USA. And swimming fans of all over the world must enjoy his last races. Swimming wasn’t the same before and will not be the same after. He has changed his sport.

bobo gigi
9 years ago

Chris DeSantis, I know you have a little something from Denmark. Can you have a few words about Mie Nielsen? I don’t know her very well. I know she has a big talent, she’s young and she swims very fast in the 100 back. No many people speak about her but I think she could already surprise this summer. I noticed she’s an all-around swimmer. Is she the equal of Missy in Denmark? I’m a big fan of Missy so do you think this young danish swimmer is her best opponent in the future? I’ve noticed they almost swim the same races.

Neptune2029
9 years ago

Everyone wants to keep talking about how the performances are not up to what they thought they would be or maybe certain people are not rested, but the biggest factor may be a good group of the top level people swimming so many races and could just be getting tired.

aswimfan
Reply to  Neptune2029
9 years ago

It doesn’t explain the men 100 free though.
All the men 100 free finalists only swam 2 events (100-200 or 50-100), and for most, the 100 free was their first event.

john26
Reply to  aswimfan
9 years ago

You know, I’ve thought about this issue concerning the 100freestyle.
Back in March, I conducted a timeseries analysis of the top25 100free times in the last 20 years, and saw that the lzr suits are responsible for approximately just over 0.5 seconds in the 100m free. Using this number, you’ll notice that the top times swum at this meet are approximately (if not slightly faster) than what was swum here in 2008.

So to me, the times themselves are not a cause for concern. A bigger cause for concern is the fact that none of the swimmers were able to improve upon their performances at the Olympics, which I feel may be the biggest negative afflicting their repeat campaign.

Rafael
Reply to  john26
9 years ago

And Some guys usually step up with the big meets.. Hayden and Cielo.. does not know about Roberts and Agnel yet..

Chris DeSantis
9 years ago

Bobo,

Mie is sort of a swimming celebrity child: she is the daughter of Denmarks last male Olympic medalist Benny Nielsen. She has a lot of size- but otherwise the Franklin comparisons are off, she lacks versatility at the moment internationally but she is only 15 so that could change

bobo gigi
Reply to  Chris DeSantis
9 years ago

Thank you for the answer. 59.69 in the 100 back for a so young girl is very impressive. I think she’s the most dangerous swimmer for Missy in the future on backstroke.

Liliana
9 years ago

Natalie Coughlin failed these trials miserably. Let’s call it as it is.

aswimfan
Reply to  Liliana
9 years ago

She finished third in 100 back, and almost everyone predicted Franklin to take one spot, and many predicted that Coughlin would be challenged by Boostma.
No one predicted Coughlin to win an individual spot in 100 free.

Liliana
Reply to  aswimfan
9 years ago

I know, but no one predicted Coughlin wouldn’t be able to take a single individual spot either.