Day 8 Finals Recap, Presented by SwimOutlet Team Division

  10 Garrett McCaffrey | August 04th, 2012 | London 2012 Olympics, News

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I’m back! Before the olympic games I had said good luck to the french team and to the american team and I believe we have almost seen only these countries. I had predicted 3 gold medals for France and there are 4. I had predicted 16 gold medals for USA and there are 16. Congrats to the french team! It’s impressive. But we have to open the eyes. It’s only on freestyle. I talk for many years now about the freestyle industry in France. The other strokes in my country are awful except perhaps backstroke but overall France is third and it’s historic. The star of the french team is obviously Yannick Agnel. His 200 free was incredible. He was… Read more »

Garrett, you are not the only one. Did you see the look on Dennis Cottrell’s face, he wanted him to break 30 also.

Honestly, he really should have, there is no excuse to be coming home in 25.6 in the 1500. That’s faster than BIEDERMANN came back in the 200free in 2009. He really safe plays his races, and I’m sure that’s apart of what Cotterell talks about — that Sun is not as “tough” as Hackett. This really should have been a 14:29, if not faster. However, it is possible that kicking wears him out significantly that if he tried to add even a 4 beat kick or more power to his first 1400, it would suck out from his closing a lot more than it would be worth it. In other words, this strategy already optimizes his time. It could explain… Read more »

I was thinking about this.
For me:

Top swimmers:
1 Ye Shiwen
2 Sun Yang
3 Missy Franklin
4 Michael Phelps
5 Allison Schmitt
6 Yannick Agnel
7 Chad LeClos
8 Ranomi Kromowidjojo
9 Daniel Gyurta
10 Katie Ledecky

Best swims:
1 Ye 400IM
2 Sun 1500free
3 Franklin 200back
4 Agnel 200free
5 Sun 400free
6 Schmitt 200free
7 Ye 200IM
8 Gyurta 200breast
9 soni 200breast

Shiwen 400IM was amazing…. a lot of magazines showing that comparison against Lochte last split.

1-Adrian in 100 free
2-Manoudou in 50 free
3-LeClos in 200fly
4-Ruta in 100 breast
5-Clary in 200 back

No Ledecky 1500? I guess understandable, given the depth in the “fantastic races” category, but man!


About Garrett McCaffrey

No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming. After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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