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    Swimming Thread

    Look, if sports like basketball get a thread, swimming has to get one. At least you don't have to be 6 foot five to get a gig.

    Anyway, US to lead overall swimming tally, Australia hopefully second.

    Predicted Stars:

    Men: Phelps (duh!), Hackett
    Women: Trickett, Amanda Beard

    Predicted dramas:

    Hackett (we'll find out at the end he had a broken toe or something and summonsed up the spirit of Boy Charlton to win)

    Phelps: Crocker to beat him in the 100m butterfly, depriving him of a 4 x 100 medley relay swim (won't likely happen but you've got to have a lash).

    Leisel Jones: wins 1 gold, 1 silver. Sulks around like her dog just died.

    Thoughts?
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    Both the men's short freestyle events should be excellent. Nystrand and Bernard against the Aussie-USA dominance.

    100m breaststroke should be ok too. You'll forgive me for having some doubts over Hackett. When did he last swim in a championship?
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    Thorpy to show up poolside with some bizarre new look.

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    Burmester ftw! Or rather, ft2nd to Phelps.


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    Britain to win a bronze

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    Alexander Dale Oen: 59.41 on the 100m breaststroke

    Possibly the first Norwegian record to be lower than the Australian record He's certainly the first Norwegian to set an Olympic record in swimming.

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    2nd fastest ever in the 100m Breaststroke as well (y)
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    Phelps isn't exactly easing his way into it, is he? Kicks off with a ****ing world record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Phelps isn't exactly easing his way into it, is he? Kicks off with a ****ing world record.
    Considering he owns half the world records himself, hardly surprising.

    Not sure whether he's good enough to take the 400 free though. Was about 3.45 pace today.

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    The man's a freak really.

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    Cheering on Oen here, hope he smashes Hansen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Look, if sports like basketball get a thread, swimming has to get one. At least you don't have to be 6 foot five to get a gig.

    Anyway, US to lead overall swimming tally, Australia hopefully second.

    Predicted Stars:

    Men: Phelps (duh!), Hackett
    Women: Trickett, Amanda Beard

    Predicted dramas:

    Hackett (we'll find out at the end he had a broken toe or something and summonsed up the spirit of Boy Charlton to win)

    Phelps: Crocker to beat him in the 100m butterfly, depriving him of a 4 x 100 medley relay swim (won't likely happen but you've got to have a lash).

    Leisel Jones: wins 1 gold, 1 silver. Sulks around like her dog just died.

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    I don't think this will be the case this time, she's been impressive in the pool and in the media since then.

    Good to see Alice Mills get a medal in the 4 x 100 again.
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