Day 8 Finals Recap Presented By Engine

  14 Garrett McCaffrey | July 02nd, 2012 | Featured, U.S. Olympic Trials

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Eric
4 years 24 days ago

Regarding Anthony Ervin, the answer is yes, he was the first African American Olympic swimmer, as well as the first gold medalist. However, he never seemed very comfortable in the role. In an interview back in 2000, he said something like, “I understand that people are interested in it, but that’s not why I’m doing it.”

Cullen, in contrast has really embraced it.

bobo gigi
4 years 24 days ago

Good times in the women’s 50 free but no chances of medals in this race in London. You have to swim at least 24.10 to have a medal. Perhaps they will improve their times. For the future Jessica Hardy must forget breaststroke to focus only on freestyle. She can make damages on sprint. Not the best race for Dara Torres but to swim under 25 seconds for a 45-year-old woman is still impressive.
Good times in the men’s 1500 free too. No chances of medals in London. But the depth is better. It’s a little promising for the future. Overall it’s the freestyle which has a problem in USA on the men’s side. Curiously not in the 50 free. But from the 100 free to the 1500 free except Nathan Adrian, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte there aren’t other top level swimmers. And most important unlike the women’s side there aren’t many young swimmers who have shown they were ready to swim fast.

Rafael
4 years 24 days ago

Bobo.. the problem is.. Sun yang and Paltrinieri and younger than the US 1500.. Paltrinieri is 17!

Jean Michel
4 years 24 days ago

We don’t care those swimmers are younger !!!! useless detail

Rafael
4 years 24 days ago

uselles? SUn ia younger and WR record Holder.. Paltrinieri is 17 and will already be a finalist and probably the only guy in the world who will have the ability to put up soma challenge for SUN.

You are biased, when phelps crushed his first world records and he was young you probably gave a lot of thought on how young he was and already being a major level swimmer, now because they are not from US, it doesn´t matter? So you should also say Missy being young is a uselles detail! They don´t improve more when they are young, right^?

aswimfan
4 years 24 days ago

Maybe the fact that Magnussen is younger than ANY top sprinters, with the exception of Roberts and Agnel, is also useless detail.

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Jean Michel
4 years 23 days ago

Not interesting ! sorry ! U want your mind going into so many details which for me are not important right now ! i love swimming , let’s stay simple

Jean Michel
4 years 23 days ago

Young , younger than that swimmer ; that one did that when he was 15 or 17 , etc etc ….
It’s interesting when u are focusing on stats and records or unusual phenoms . For that , i agree it’s interesting . But now , London is near , i just focus on how Usa will do . all those details are not so important . Swimming is !

Jean Michel
4 years 23 days ago

When Missy is swimming , u think she cares that she is 17 ??? come on , give me a break . greetings anyway and have good stats Rafael .

aswimfan
4 years 23 days ago

Jean Michel,

Rafael’s comment about Yang and Paltrinieri being younger was a direct response to Bobo Gigi’s assertion that USA’s men distance look bright in the FUTURE.

It was not about London.

You need to read people’s comments more carefully.

bobo gigi
4 years 23 days ago

I have never said the american future of distance events on the men’s side looked bright. I have just said there was more deep and it’s better for the future. But for me bright means 1 or 2 guys who can play medals in the future and it’s not the case. I can use the word bright for american women with Katie Ledecky or Becca Mann who will dominate in the next years.

Jean Michel
4 years 23 days ago

Aswimfan : When i will need your expertise , i will call u . thanks

john26
4 years 23 days ago

kind of a random question, but does anyone know if Heemskerk is swimming the 100free in London or will it be Veldhuis

bobo gigi
4 years 22 days ago

I’ve made some research and I’ve found Ranomi Kronomidjojo in the 50 free and in the 100 free, Femke Heemskerk in the 100 free and in the 200 free and Marleen Veldhuis in the 50 free.

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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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