Should be a good battle tonight between the USA and us Europeans in the 4x100m freestyle relay.
The Australian team has been nicknamed the weapons of mass destruction so its no wonder the Americans don't know where we are.
Yeah was a bit of a choke. On paper our team should have won with some ground to spare, but our 2 fastest swimmers each went a second slower than expected. Great win by the French though to get over the top of the US.
Now our fastest swimmer, 'the missile' James Magnussen is in the 100m individual final as fastest qualifier. Will be interesting to see if he can bring it on the big stage this time.
Big question remaining in the swimming for me is can Michael Phelps win another individual gold medal? No male swimmer has ever won the same event at 3 consecutive olympics...several have gone for it and got close but none have quite got there. So far the curse has struck Phelps. He was ahead in the 200m butterfly virtually until the last few inches. A bad touch relegated him to silver. He'll have two more chances in the 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley. I think Lochte will probably win the latter but fancy Phelps in the 100 fly. That said there have been a number of upsets in the swimming this year and there's always a chance the next big thing is going to show up in that event as well.
Oh, I wasn't referring to us actually beating you, just that I thought you made a pretty good joke. It made me laugh.
Yah, tough break by Phelps on that one race. I was watching that and couldn't believe he lost right at the end. It seemed like a combination of bad luck for him and good luck for the other guy in terms of where each of them were in relation to their stroke and how far from the wall they were. I bet he wishes he could do that one over.