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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    Congratulations to Bryan Tay for a personal best time of 1:50.41 and first in Heat 2. Unfortunately it is not good enough for the Top 16 ... he is in 41st position of the 58 swimmers.
    The top 16 are doing all below 1:47.81

    Our Nicolette Teo is out of the competition by being 6th in the 100m Women's 100m Breaststroke - Heat 4
    Time: 1:10.75
    Er. I dont understand, how come Bryan's not competing in the Semi Finals? Being 1st in Heat 2 should means that he be picked for the semi-finals? How does the sorting work out? I dont understand
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    2 Gold for Ozzie Gals!

    Oi! Oi! Oi!



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    Er. I dont understand, how come Bryan's not competing in the Semi Finals? Being 1st in Heat 2 should means that he be picked for the semi-finals? How does the sorting work out? I dont understand
    Usually because of the large number of competitors, only the top 16 go to the semifinal .....
    boh pien, the standard between the best and the second best is way too far difference.
    In some swims, Olympic records were broken in every heats and by almost everyone in the final
    Four years in swimming is a very long time!
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    Damn...i was pinning my hope on Bryan Tay's 1st achievement
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    Default Re: The Beijing Olympics 8-24 Aug 08

    awesome swim by the US anchor leg in the mens' 4x100 freestyle...smashed the world record too !

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    Default Re: The Beijing Olympics 8-24 Aug 08

    Quote Originally Posted by scandisk View Post
    awesome swim by the US anchor leg in the mens' 4x100 freestyle...smashed the world record too !

    http://ballhype.com/video/video_swim...s_relay_final/
    Thanks for the video link, scandisk.

    What an awesome final burst of speed from Jason Lezak. Also notice that the green line (representing the previous world record) was so far behind! Proof of how the standard has risen!
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    GOLD #3 for Michael Phelps Men's 200m Freestyle Final in a World Record time : 1:42.96

    SILVER : Korean's wonder, Taehwan Park 1:44.85 (Asian Record)

    BRONZE : American Peter Vanderkaay

    Americans win more GOLD in:
    Women's 100m Backstroke Final (Gold, Bronze)
    Men's 100m Backstroke Final(Gold, Silver)
    Women's 100m Breaststroke Final (Silver)

    Total: 3 more GOLD for USA
    Last edited by Canonised; 12th August 2008 at 11:14 AM.
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    As expected, the Chinese Men won GOLD in the Men's Team Gymnastics ArtisticFinal.

    Silver: Japan
    Bronze : USA
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    GOLD #3 for Michael Phelps Men's 200m Freestyle Final in a World Record time : 1:42.96

    SILVER : Korean's wonder, Taehwan Park 1:44.85 (Asian Record)

    BRONZE : American Peter Vanderkaay

    Americans win more GOLD in:
    Women's 100m Backstroke Final (Gold, Bronze)
    Men's 100m Backstroke Final(Gold, Silver)
    Women's 100m Breaststroke Final (Silver)

    Total: 3 more GOLD for USA
    Michael Phelps is a MIRACLE!!! BE sure to watch him tml at 10.30am for the 200m ButterFly Finals!!

    Aug 9 2008 18:50 Swimming Men's 400m Individual Medley - Heat 4 National Aquatics Center 1 Reports
    Aug 10 2008 10:04 Swimming Men's 400m Individual Medley Final National Aquatics Center 1 Reports
    Aug 10 2008 19:21 Swimming Men's 200m Freestyle - Heat 8 National Aquatics Center 2 Reports
    Aug 11 2008 10:19 Swimming Men's 200m Freestyle Semifinal 2 National Aquatics Center 3 Reports
    Aug 11 2008 11:27 Swimming Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final National Aquatics Center 1 Reports
    Aug 11 2008 19:32 Swimming Men's 200m Butterfly - Heat 6 National Aquatics Center 1 Reports
    Aug 12 2008 10:16 Swimming Men's 200m Freestyle Final National Aquatics Center 1 Reports
    Aug 12 2008 11:10 Swimming Men's 200m Butterfly Semifinal 2 National Aquatics Center 1 Reports
    Aug 13 2008 10:21 Swimming Men's 200m Butterfly Final National Aquatics Center Reports
    Aug 13 2008 20:02 Swimming Men's 200m Individual Medley - Heat 6 National Aquatics Center Reports
    Aug 14 2008 20:18 Swimming Men's 100m Butterfly - Heat 9 National Aquatics Center Reports


    Be sure to support Shawn JOHNSON too in the Gymnastic Finals! She's a little U.S Gem that performs very well!
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    It's getting boring .....

    Michael Phelps got his GOLD #4 in a new World Record Time: 1:52.03 in the Men's 200m Butterfly Final
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    G'day!

    Ozzie won 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze.

    Oi! Oi! Oi!


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    China is the undisputed Champion Team for Artistic Gymnastic for the Men & Women.

    Women's Team Final

    GOLD - China 188.900
    Silver - USA 186.525
    Bronze - ROmania 181.525
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    Ist round Women's Team Group B

    Congratulations to Team Singapore

    Team Singapore beats USA 3-0

    Match 1
    WANG Yue Gu Singapore 3-1 GAO Jun USA

    Match 2
    FENG Tianwei Singapore 3-1 WANG Chen USA

    Match 3
    LI Jia Wei
    WANG Yue Gu Singapore
    3-0
    HUANG Crystal Xi
    GAO Jun USA
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    Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final

    No prize for guessing the winner ...

    Michael Phelps and his USA company in a World Record (first time ever below 7 mins!) 6:58.56

    This is Phelps GOLD#5
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    Wah, Phelps is on a roll. Hope he can get his 6th, 7th and 8th gold for this olympic and break Spitz's record.
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    Default Re: The Beijing Olympics 8-24 Aug 08

    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final

    No prize for guessing the winner ...

    Michael Phelps and his USA company in a World Record (first time ever below 7 mins!) 6:58.56

    This is Phelps GOLD#5
    Wow! So far, all of M. Phelps victories were in world record fashion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    Wow! So far, all of M. Phelps victories are in world record fashion!
    Can Phelps create a world record of the number of world records in an Olympics
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    Default Re: The Beijing Olympics 8-24 Aug 08

    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    Ist round Women's Team Group B

    Congratulations to Team Singapore

    Team Singapore beats USA 3-0

    Match 1
    WANG Yue Gu Singapore 3-1 GAO Jun USA

    Match 2
    FENG Tianwei Singapore 3-1 WANG Chen USA

    Match 3
    LI Jia Wei
    WANG Yue Gu Singapore
    3-0
    HUANG Crystal Xi
    GAO Jun USA
    The results i been waiting for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm View Post
    Can Phelps create a world record of the number of world records in an Olympics
    As easy as using a broom to sweep all the medals into his pocket! No horse run!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    Wow! So far, all of M. Phelps victories were in world record fashion!
    It has to do with the design of the pool and the LZR suits. A good article about the records.

    The suits are certainly a factor. How much of a factor is a subject of much debate. Speedo's LZR Racer, which was developed in cooperation with NASA and designed to reduce drag, has received considerable attention for its laser-bonded seams and its ability to increase oxygen intake by 5%.

    It also compresses a swimmer's body so much, it often takes an athlete 30 minutes or more to put it on -- one inch at a time. Zimbabwe's Kristy Coventry said putting on the suit is so painful on her fingers, she has to put band-aids on them all the time. But she wouldn't dare wear anything else. Why give your competitors an edge?

    "I think everyone is wearing the suit now, so we're on kind of a level playing field," said Coventry, who set a world record in the semifinals of the 100-meter backstroke. "Technology in all sports keep advancing, and I think they will as technology grows. I think sports kind of have to keep up with that technology. It's a great suit. I love it."

    Of the 36 medals awarded thus far in China, 33 of them have gone to athletes wearing the LZR Racer. Since the suit made its debut in February, it's been used to break 57 world records. (Many, such as Phelps' record in the 400-meter individual medley, have been lowered multiple times.) Most of the swimmers, however, believe it's unfair to simply chalk it up to the suits.

    "You can win without a suit or with one," said Aaron Piersol, who switched to Speedo this year after wearing Nike for much of his career. "Hopefully our sport stays that way. Certainly no one wants to lose to a suit. We swim the race against the athletes next to us, not the technology."

    The new pools, which are deeper and now feature 10 lanes so the two outside lanes can remain empty, have also played a role because turbulence has been reduced. It's easier to swim fast in smooth water, and waves dissipate quickly into high-tech gutters. The pool in Beijing is also three meters deep, whereas most pools in previous Olympics were only two meters deep. That means a swimmer such as Phelps, who gets a turbo boost off the wall on his turns, can dive deeper and stay under water longer. According to his coach Bob Bowman, that helps him do his dolphin kick for a longer period of time, and helps him go faster.

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