Archive for June, 2007

Next two weeks off… at least…

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Some summer vacationing… And diggin´a big hole for a pond…

huomiseen…

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Guyz nite – Die Hard

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Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Those are real swimmers, making job for their pool.
Esa Sievinen, back to the place of glory.
British swimmers, to EYOF.
Italian OW Team, to Junior Euros.
A local dive, International Swimming Hall of Fame
Drownings, second-leading cause of death for kids in USA.

Laure Manaudou and Canet-team. Image from liveffn.com.

French Long Course Nationals 2007 – Thursday – Finals.

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Championnats de France de Natation
24 au 28 juin 2007
Stade Nautique de Saint-Raphaël.

Thursday, 28/07/2007

Women´s 100 back started the evening. Laure Manaudou controlled the race whole way. With 30.00 split no fireworks, just another day at the office. Manaudou wins (1:01.71), Esther Baron second (1:01.71) and Alexandra Putra third (1:02.65). So familiar names on the medals…

As in women´s race, in men´s 100 back same crowd as usually this week gathers to podium. Camille Lacourt wins another with 55.39, Benjamin Stasiluis second (55.47) and Pierre Roger on bronze (55.83).

Elene Bogomazova breaks the competition record second time on her way to win in women´s 50 breast. Anne Sophie Le Parathoen grabs the second place (32.01) and Fanny Babou third (32.82).

1. Hugues DUBOSCQ, 2. Tony DE PELLEGRINI, 3. Giacomo PEREZ DORTONA, Eetu KARVONEN.

Eetu Karvonen manages fine race in otherwise anemic men´s 50 breast final. Eetu clocks (28.78) for second place after triple champion Hugues Duboscq (28.64), who sweeped the breaststroke events in Saint Raphael. Tony De Pellegrini third (28.89).

This resultservice is one fucked up device, or is with these 1500 free results for women. Young 1990 born Aurélie Muller fastest with 16:27.97, new age group, followed by Camelia Potec (16.35.64). Third place for Charlène Neufcouer (16.41.72). 1992 born Margaux Fabre clocks also new age group record 16:52.66.

Sébastien Rouault started his own pace from the beginning and easily won the men´s 1500 free. French record holder clocked 15:04.77, leaving silver medalist Nicolas Rostoucher (15.21.18) and bronze medalist Anthony Pennier (15:25.46) far behind.

Esther Baron.

Womens´s 100 back

1. MANAUDOU Laure 1986 FRA CANET 66 NATATION 1:01.22
2. BARON Esther 1987 FRA CANET 66 NATATION 1:01.71
3. PUTRA Alexandra 1986 FRA DAUPHINS TOULOUSE OEC 1:02.65
4. LEE Karen 1983 GBR CS CLICHY 92 1:02.80
5. CASTEL Alexiane 1990 FRA DAUPHINS TOULOUSE OEC 1:03.75
6. ETIENNE Ophelie Cyriell 1990 FRA AC MOLSHEIM MUTZIG 1:04.55
7. WEBER Reine Victoria 1990 FRA OLYMPIQUE NOUMEA 1:04.66
8. LEGER Alison 1983 FRA AAS SARCELLES NATATION … 1:05.26

Men´s 100 back

1. LACOURT Camille 1985 FRA CANET 66 NATATION 55.39
2. STASIULIS Benjamin 1986 FRA MULHOUSE ON 55.47
3. ROGER Pierre 1983 FRA CN MELUN VAL DE SEINE 55.83
4. CLAY Matthew 1982 GBR CS CLICHY 92 56.92
5. DUFOUR Simon 1979 FRA MONTPELLIER ANUC 56.94
6. HUSTACHE Joris 1988 FRA CN ANTIBES 57.75
7. SOULIER Christophe 1984 FRA MONTPELLIER ANUC 58.53
8. BODET Sébastien 1985 FRA LAGARDERE PARIS RACING 58.65

Women´s 50 breast

1. BOGOMAZOVA Elena 1982 RUS LAGARDERE PARIS 31.71 CR
2. LE PARANTHOEN Anne Sophie 1977 FRA CN MARSEILLE 32.01
3. BABOU Fanny 1989 FRA CNS ST-ESTEVE 32.83
4. BAILLOD Céline 1982 FRA CN CHALON-SUR-SAONE 33.16
5. DOBRAL Coralie 1987 FRA CANET 66 NATATION 33.35
6. MUFFAT Camille 1989 FRA OLYMPIC NICE NATATION 33.41
7. LE FRIEC Margaux 1989 FRA SPN POITIERS 33.55
8. VENDEVILLE Julia 1983 FRA LAGARDERE PARIS RACING 33.77

Men´s 50 breast

1. DUBOSCQ Hugues 1981 FRA CN LE HAVRE 28.64
2. KARVONEN Eetu 1986 FIN CNO ST-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE 28.78
3. DE PELLEGRINI Tony 1982 FRA AVIRON BAYONNE NATATIO 28.89
4. PEREZ DORTONA Giacomo 1989 FRA AS CACHALOTS 64 29.27
5. SUDRIE Thibaut 1988 FRA LILLE METROPOLE NATATI … 29.36
6. BRIATTE Geoffrey 1983 FRA DUNKERQUE NATATION 29.46
7. FOUESNANT Paul Louis 1985 FRA LYON NATATION 29.56
8. LEMOINE Aurelien 1988 FRA RACING CLUB ARRAS 29.70

Women´s 1500 free

Men´s 1500 free

Women´s 400 medley relay

Men´s 400 medley relay

All images from liveffn.com.

And in land down under…

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) has announced that a temporary electrical installation was the probable cause of electric shocks, which caused Brooke Hanson‘s collapse at a pool and spa exhibition.

“Although we have further interviews to conduct … we are of the opinion that one of the temporary electrical leads in use at the spa display did not have a proper earth connection and this could have caused the fault. As a result of the fault, some 15 volts AC of electricity would have been injected into the water”

Ian Thorpe´s new tv-program “Fish out of water” premieres on Thursday, July 5, at 7:30pm on Australian tv-channel Fox8.

Michael Klim wants to be a mentor for Australian men´s swimming team:

“If there is an opportunity there I would love to, but looking at the way these guys handle themselves they almost look like they have more poise and wisdom than I do.

I’ve been around for a while and I can help those guys when times get tough and they start slowing down. I love the sport and if there’s a possibility to work in any capacity I would be more than interested.”

French Long Course Nationals 2007 – Thursday – Morning heats.

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Championnats de France de Natation
24 au 28 juin 2007
Stade Nautique de Saint-Raphaël.

Thursday, 28/07/2007

Elena Bogomazova opened the morning with new competition record and world class time 31.73 in women´s 50 breast. French record holder Anne Sophie Le Parathoen second (32.47) and Sara El Bekri from Marocco third (33.28).

Eetu Karvonen continued his fine morning swims in men´s 50 breast. Hopefully he gets something going the evening also. Eetu second (28.49) just after Hugues Duboscq (28.43). Senegalese Malik Fall on third spot (28.68). 29.18 for 1989 born Giacomo Perez Dortona promises good times in Antwerp.

Laure Manadou ready for start in yesterdays 200 free final.

Lady Laure back in pool and in the usual place were used to see her, le numero uno. Laure Manadou easily first in women´s 100 back with 1:02.31 before Esther Baron (1:03.03) and Alexandra Putra (1:03.35).

Camille Lacourt is in the hunt for second gold and third medal from these Champs. Fastest of the morning in men´s 100 back. Camille clocked 55.94, Benjamin Stasilius 56.37 and third fastest Matthew Clay 57.16. Promising 58.90 from 1990 born Florent Manaudou in 12th place.

Slower heats of women´s and men´s 1500 free eneded the last morning sessions in Saint Raphael. Swede Eva Berglund swiftest woman with almost new Swedish record. Eva clocked 16:49.78, Åsa Sandlund´s record from year 2002 is 16:49.48. So close, so far away. Another Swede Gabriella Fagundez third fastest with 16:53.20. Between them in second place 1992 born Margaux Fabre broke age group record with her time 16.52.66. In men´s side king of the morning session was Sebastien Fraysse (15:35.15), following places to Pierre Henry (15:42.29) and Rondy Gilles (15:53.24).

All images from liveffn.com.

Finnish Short Course Nationals 2007.

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Suomen lyhyen radan mestaruusuinnit
5.-8.7.2007
Jyväskylä
25 m

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Huomioita

Jo eläkkeelle siirtynyt Tero Räty kiusaamassa nuorempiaan 50 selärissä.

Taas ulkomaisia vieraita Wisconsinista, kun Matias Koski (1994) ui 200 seläriä, 800 vu ja 1500 vu.

Lyhyt rata houkuttaa selvästi enemmän uimareita pidemmille matkoille, tai sitten on tajuttu että pisteautomaatit olivat vajaakäytössä monen seuran Kalevan maljan metsästyksessä.

Katseltuani Ranskan mestaruuskisojen tuloksia ja lähtölistoja alkuviikon, on ehkä hieman järkyttävää huomata kuinka nuorta väkeä kisoissa on. Toisaalta turhaa nilittämistä mutta asia on syytä huomioida.

Finaaleissa eli top 8-listalta löytyy 70-luvulla syntyneistä Jarno Pihlava (1979) 50 ja 100 rinulissa, Tero Räty (1978) aiemmin mainitussa 50 selärissä sekä 50 perhosessa, Jere Hård (1978) 50 ja 100 vaparissa sekä 50 ja 100 perhosessa, Juha Lindfors (1978) 100 ja 200 vaparissa sekä naisista Hanna Jokinen (1978) 50 ja 100 rinulissa. Kisojen ikäpresidentti on muuten Lahden Kalevan Janne Virtanen (1964).

Bummed shoulder.

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Ryan Lochte out of Santa Clara GP, shoulder injury…

huomiseen…

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Finale 200m – Manaudou – Melbourne
Uploaded by mael_zoe

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Brendan Hansen, from bottom to top.
Il Diario, Federico Colbertaldo.
Pride DVD, someone is not pleased.
Bob Bowman, master planner.
Iraq Disabled swimming, championship time.
Steroids?, no no no…

Officials in portrait at Saint Raphael. Image from liveffn.com.