Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber
So that Chinese swimmer is under as much focus now as the South African runner was a few years ago just because she is brilliant.
Yep. When ian Thorpe of Bankstown breaks records at 16 he's a gun. When a bird from Beijing does it she's a doper.
Which ties in with Uve's point about swimming coverage here - he's right. Very jingoistic and a lot of chest thumping. Which is funny, because most all of our recent swimming champions have been very humble people.