Has anyone heard anything about Dara Torres? I always root for her. It's like her fourth or fifth Olympics. Go, Dara!
she might not have made it out of the prelims?
Well, tonight I'm finally getting to watch Olympic trials. I realize that one thing about swimming (and running also) is that they're easier to watch in terms of not fearing dreadful injury for the participants. There's some gymnastics on as well as swimming tonight, and someone fell onto her back, someone else injured an elbow before the actual competition and had to withdraw. It's way too tense. Swimming is just full speed ahead (or behind if they're doing backstroke). I know that swimmers get wear-and-tear joint injuries, especially of the shoulders, but that's different from risking life and limb.
Oh, and somone just fell from the uneven bars. Up she bounced and continued her routine.
The swimmers, male and female alike, look like demigods. They are so tall and perfectly sculpted. Ryan Lochte could qualify for honorable mention on our list of handsome skaters. (He works in pre-frozen ice. That qualifies!) They showed a heat with Lochte and Michael Phelps racing in adjoining lanes in a semifinal. They were so far ahead of the rest of the field that you couldn't see the other swimmers in the camera shot.
Last edited by Olympia; 06-29-2012 at 08:58 PM.
AGT just chacked the Olympic Trials tonight for me. I am not a happy camper.