Day 8 Finals Recap, Presented by SwimOutlet Team Division

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

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4 years 2 months ago

Thanks Garrett, Braden and!!!

4 years 2 months ago

Thanks guys! & special thanks to Philip Johnson on the live stream links! !

jean michel
4 years 2 months ago

Schmitt and Adrian had great meets , 3 golds for Schmitt !!!! and 2 golds for Adrian …. fabulous swims .

Thanks Braden , Garrett and Mel for the fabulous passionate work u gave us . I totally enjoyed the recaps , infos , results board ….everything . Thanks to u guys , swimming is alive and covered with more fans every day . Love

4 years 2 months ago

My race of the meet is the men’s 100 free. Closest race of the meet and major upset, in a signature event.

Really enjoyed these videos, guys. Thanks!

4 years 2 months ago

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

4 years 2 months ago

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

4 years 2 months ago

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

4 years 2 months ago

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

4 years 2 months ago

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 why his closing in the 200free wasn’t as tough, but it seems unlikely that you can apply it to his 1500.

bobo gigi
4 years 2 months ago

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 tired for his 100 free but with more strength in the future he will be the man to beat in this race. Camille Muffat has won the 400 free as expected and a gold medal is great. She hasn’t swum at her best in London but with 3 medals she can be happy. Florent Manaudou is a surprise but he’s a beast and we knew his potential. I thought it would be too soon for him but he has shown he was ready.
And what to say about the american team? I promise to not speak again in the future about the bad schedule of your trials. Most ot the american swimmers have swum faster in London than in Omaha. Your staff is great and has made a fantastic job. I don’t know all the history of USA at the olympic games but I think it was one of the best american teams of all time. Congrats to Michael Phelps for his fantastic career. He finishes his last olympic games with 4 gold medals and 2 silver medals. It’s great and after his 400 IM (I don’t still understand why he has swum this race) I was a little worried about his other races. But no, he’s a champion and overall has made great times. I was very disappointed after his bad touch in the 200 fly but after this race he has answered with 4 straight gold medals. He’s a legend of sport. And at the opposite after the 400 IM I thought Ryan Lochte would be the star of the olympic games. But no he has been disappointing. He finishes with only 2 gold medals. It’s good but I think he expected much more than that. He’s a great swimmer but those who said he was a biggest star than Michael Phelps have to see the results in the water. Missy has been fantastic. I don’t still understand why she has swum freestyle events on individual but her 100 back and 200 back have been what I expected. Rebecca Soni and Dana Vollmer have shown why they are champions. Allison Schmitt has been on fire and her 200 free like Yannick Agnel was incredible. For 2 years now I repeat Katie Ledecky will dominate the freestyle events from the 400 free to the 1500 free in the future. But I didn’t think it could happen this summer. Her 800 free has been magic.
What olympic games on swimming! It was fantastic.


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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