Archive for August, 2007

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Friday, August 31st, 2007

Duel in the Pool 2007 – Men’s Medley Relay

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Friday, August 31st, 2007

Swimmer Rounding the Buoy at Aquatic Park, by jwallphoto.

2007 Telstra Australian Short Course – Friday.

Friday, August 31st, 2007

2007 Telstra Australian Short Course
29/08/2007 to 2/09/2007
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

FINALS / results / recap

W 100 FR F – Libby Lenton opened very fast, dipping under 25 sec. with 24.89 at the 50 and going with her own pace until the end. She set the clocks at 51.83 in the end and just missed her own world record time of 51.70 from two years ago. Lenton´s time is second fastest all-time in the world. Alice Mills second with 53.70 and Shayne Reese third with 53.93. Young gun Cate Campbell is one speed demon also in short course pool, showing it at seventh place clocking 54.17.

W 200 BK F – First record of the session by last years winner Frances Adcock who reclaimed her crown as she broke Australian record with time 2:05.37. Joanna Fargus close to Frances whole race but could not threath her victory, Fargus ended the race with silver (2:06.81). Meagan Nay was also in the hunt for victory in early parts of the race but faded to bronze with 2:08.07, just edging 100 winner Tayliah Zimmer (2:08.22).

M 200 BR F – Brenton Rickard had already bagged 100 gold and now it was time take crown in the double the distance. To swim short course breaststroke in world class time in 200 meters event you have to go sick fast from the start. And Brenton gave a lesson on that with is 200 splits, 28.75 at 50 and 1:00.58 at 100 with second 100 taking 1:04.83. 2:05.41 was the winning time for Brenton. As in 100, Christian Sprenger second (2:06.88) and current record holder in this event Jim Piper third with 2:09.45.

W 50 FLY F – No long rest for the best of the best as Libby Lenton was back in the pool not long after her 100 free effort. And back to her winning ways also with sub-26 effort 25.93. Felicity Galvez second (26.07) and Danni Miatke third (26.59).

M 400 FR F – Better hold your horses when looking at these results, Grant might have clocked 3:35.26 for the win. And his world record stands at 3:34.58, so friggin’ fast after all the troubles? No, as we can see from the results, as he won last year with 3:35.73 this same event. So little improvement but nothing earth shattering here, so clear the streets and stop the carnival. Nicholas Sprenger far behind at silver medal with 3:41.36 and Nicholas Ffrost third (3.44.44).

W 400 FR F – Just last week Bronte Barrat broke some historical records with her 400 free effort in LCM and now it was time to rip apart the record books in SCM. Barrat broke her own Australian and Commonwealth record from earlier this summer 4:00.66, with slight margin clocking 4:00.60. Kylie Palmer, Bronte´s training mate, second with 4.02.62 and Angie Bainbridge third in 4:04.57.

M 50 FR F – Australian record holder Eamon Sullivan (21.46/2007) was watching this sizzling event from the bleachers with his broken finger. But war does not need one man, or how the saying goes, as the finalists showed with their fast performances. Hometown boy Matt Targett fastest with 21.61. Jonathon “Jono” Newton second 21.81, just edging out veteran Ashley Callus at 21.86.

W 100 IM F – Stephanie Rice is clearly fast in any kind of IM event from 400 down. She showed her versatility with silver medal and time of 1:01.26. But no win for her as last years winner Shayne Reese reclaimed her crown with 1:0062. Kirsty Morrison third (1:01.79).

M 200 IM F – Albany Creek is one swimming powehouse as third record for the club with Leith Brodie setting a new Australian record with his 1:54.66 effort. Adam Lucas also under 2 minutes with 1:58.41. Mitchell Bacon took another bronze with that 400 IM one finishing third with 2:00.10.

M 4X200 FR R – Evening ended with relay time trial as collective of Kirk Palmer, Grant Hackett, Grant Brits and Kenrick Monk set new world record time of 6:52.66. Team shaved off 3.75 seconds from the previous record, set by Grant Hackett, Ian Thorpe, Michael Klim and William Kirby in Perth in 2001.

After the jump all the finals plus top 8´s from semi-finals!

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Don´t cryyyyyyyyyyyyy for me Australiaaaaaaaaa……

Friday, August 31st, 2007

theage.com.au

- Thank god, all that shit went through like banana to… hmmm. too dirty thoughts… damn, Ian, you are in press conference…
- Game face on… You cannot smile, better take my puppy face and look really sad. Maybe they then believe I am clear…
- Hot chick alert! Hot chick alert! Fuck, fuck, I cannot smile… fuck…
- Game face on soldier…

Version 2.0.

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Scotty might not have liked what these guys did in the version 1.0…

And my head says “Kabuuuummmmm!”

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Helsingin kaupungilla tuntuu massia riittävän, kun Uimastadionia pidetään auki yliaikaa sekä kelluvia uimaloita suunnitellaan… No onneksi kaupunki aina unohtaa Helsingin uimaseurat vähentäen vuoroja ja tukia jotta jää varoja rakentaa kansalle omaa rataa… Kuka vittu niitä kaipaa veronmaksajien ratoja tukkimaan… Hyppikää puissa ja uikaa järvissä perkele…

2007 Telstra Australian Short Course – Thursday.

Friday, August 31st, 2007

2007 Telstra Australian Short Course
29/08/2007 to 2/09/2007
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

FINALS / results / swimming.org.au recap

W 50 BR F – Women started the finals with sprint breast where world record holder (29.90/2004) Jade Edminstone took what was set for her in the table of champions to grab. She beat breaststroke queen Leisel Jones with tight margin as Jade swam close to her own record with 30.13 and Jones clocking 30.28. Also bronze medalist Sarah Katsoulis under 31 sec. with 30.62. 14-year-old Jessica Legge is showing quite potential in 50 breast. 32.70 in heats, 32.28 semis and 32.41 in finals for eight spot.

M 100 BK F – Matt Welsh has already 30 years of age but still this Melbourne swimmer is breaking records. Matt broke the Australian and Commonwealth records with gold medal swim. 24.81 at 50 and 50.71 for the win. Robert Hurley (51.47) and Ashley Delaney (52.42) far behind taking the other medals. Daniel Arnamnart (17) just missed medal with 52.85.

M 100 BR F – Christian Sprenger challenged Brenton Rickard for the crown of breaststroke king starting fastest. Chris (27.81) and Brenton (27.97) almost together at the 50. But second 50 was not so easy for Chris and Brenton passed him taking victory with 58.75. Not so far away from his 4-year-old Australian record 58.53. Chris, who is coached by Stephan Widmer, second with 59.06 and Rob McDonald third (1:00.75).

W 100 BK F – Young Emily Seebohm was fastest before the finals with 58.65 but final was not so victorious for her. Slow start for her and even with strongest second 50 of entire field she could not lift her higher than third. Experienced, Australian and Commenwealth record holder Tayliah Zimmer used her experience to propel her to gold with 58.64. Belinda Hocking, 16, opened fastest but faded to silver with 58.68 just before Seebohm (58.68).

M 100 FLY F – 50.71 is the current world record, set in 2001 by Geoff “New love life” Huegill. In this men´s final Andrew Lauterstein was quite close to breaking Geoff´s record time. He opened fast (23.74) and second one was not so bad either (27.11) ending with 50.85. Matt Targett, who was swimming fast in Chiba, continued in the same vein in Melbourne, 51.54 for the silver before veteran Adam Pine who managed 51.81.

M 400 IM F – Medley has never been the strongest event of the Australia, event´s Australian record is clocking ten years in 2008. Matthew Dunn swam 4:04.24 in 1998 to set the current record. But despite no record, this race offered quite delicious match. Leith Brodie and Adam Lucas went neck-to-neck from the start until in the first 50 of breastroke leg, where Adam pulled away for a second and a half lead over Leith. But Adam paid heavily on the free leg as Leith started to catch up on him and passed him in the final 50, taking win with 4:09.20. Adam finished second with time of 4:09.53. Mitchell Bacon third (4:13.16).

W 800 FR F – 17-year-old Kylie Palmer went 8:30low in Chiba past week and was now again swimming 800 free. This time she seemed to have somewhat better form and went alone from the start, leaving rest of the field far behind. 27.89 for the first 50 and then every 50 under between 31.5 and 30.90, last one 30.30. End result is new Australian and Commonwealth record time 8.14.11. Old one was by Amanda Pascoe at 8:17.64 from 2002. And remember that Laure Manadou´s current world record stands at 8:11.25, not so far away for young Kylie. Melissa Gorman second (8:25.60) and Lorren Selwood third (8:36.99). Aussie age group swimming showing it force with two 16-year-olds at the top eight. Melanie Garibaldi sixth (8:40.15) and Morgan Lee-Barnes eight (8:44.09).

M 4×200 FR F – SOPAC set new Australian club record 7:09.41. Grant Brits (1:44.68), Josh Minogue (1:48.76), Theo Pasialis (1:51.90) and Kenrick Monk (1:44.07).

After the jump all the finals plus top 8´s from semi-finals!

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Friday´s Kwik1s.

Friday, August 31st, 2007
  • Like we give a s#it… But we report this anyway? What does that tell about us? Nothing, I hope… Ourgh, here we go then because no objections were raised during this process…[name redacted] cleared of drug slur…
  • Trained to be winners in battles, nearly 5,000 military personnel from 89 nations will compete for the 1,076 medals that will be up for grabs at the Military World Games (MWG), the biggest multi-sport international event of 2007, to be held at Hyderabad and Mumbai October 14-21.
  • Oh the stupidity of young ´uns… 13-year-old boy was playing in the garden and jumped off a trampoline into the pool. He is now in ICU…
  • Daily Herald in Utah writes about sports being not so much fun for the kids. Swimming is once again sport that has not so good reputation as we can see in this example from the article: “A love for fitness and doing well because it brings personal satisfaction and health. The evidence suggests that specializing in year-round swimming at age 9 — Shellenbarger’s opening example — does just the opposite. It leads to frustration and burnout for our kids.
  • Sad story continues… The sister of a Clemson swimmer who collapsed and died while jogging earlier this week underwent brain surgery the day after sister’s death, her family said. Megan Moxie, 23, complained of a severe migraine Wednesday and was taken into surgery after going to the emergency room at Greenville Memorial Hospital, her family said in a statement.
  • New Caledonia swimming team has captured 12 out of 19 swimming gold medals up to Thursday, leaving other teams far behind over the passed three days of competition at South Pacific Games (SPG) held in PNG.

huomiseen…

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Grant Hackett’s Varta Ad.

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Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Polar Bear Swim. Image by Matt Jones.