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    swimming Swimming SWIMMING!

    Congratulations to Lochte of the US on his first gold medal with 400m medley in London!

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympic...-im-field.html

    I was so happy because I am rooting for him at this Olympic Games!
    Sorry about Phelps, though.
    And I am also happy for Hagino, a high school boy of Japan, for the bronze medal and very proud of him!

    As for 100m breaststroke Men's final tonight, I am a bit worried about Kitajima...Seems he is not in the top condition.

    Anyway, it's just started and we are only in the 2nd day. Best of luck to all boys and girls!!!

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    Phelps has developed a huge ego and other athletes have said he has been less than kind/

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    Yes, what fun to see Lochte do so well. Swimming is a fun sport to watch partly because swimmers seem to have a long active career. You can watch them grow and continue to excel. Both Lochte and Phelps have been in several Games--I think Phelps at least began at Sidney. This is so much less distressing than girls' gymnastics, and often ladies' skating. (Not always, thank goodness. Hooray for Kostner, Slutskaya, Kwan, Arakawa, and Asada!) For that reason, I was also happy to see Natalie Coughlin do so well in her relay heat, though she was not chosen to swim in the final. She did get a medal as part of a team.

    More fun to come! Good luck to Kitajima.

    Yippee, they just rebroadcast the actual race, so I could watch it in detail again. What an astounding performance by Lochte. When you hear about how hard he trained, it's gratifying to see that conditioning pay off.
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    I miss Ian Thorpe of Australia. He was so much fun to watch.

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    Yeah, Thorpe was great, and Sidney was a wonderful swimming Olympics.

    By the way, has anyone in the States seen the great ad with Lochte? Of course, now they're going to play it to death. He talks about how "luck didn't get me to London. I swam here." It shows that literally by having some clever CGI effects that make it look as if he's swimming across the Atlantic to London. It's quite gorgeous. Here it is, from YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew95aGGrWlg
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    I'm becoming a huge Lochte fan... Not just for his swimming skills, though. yum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    I'm becoming a huge Lochte fan... Not just for his swimming skills, though. yum!
    You said it for me; what I wanted but did not write (because I thought it was a bit inappropiate to write it in the first post with the thread title.)

    Thanks for that, Toni!

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