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wow!! did you see Phelps win his gold???

by jonah jones / August 9, 2008 10:22 PM PDT
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i saw it
by lbjones / August 10, 2008 12:17 AM PDT

unreal think its the fish scales on suit:)

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he wasn't wearing one, just his lower body; fast pool...
by shawnlin / August 10, 2008 2:22 AM PDT
In reply to: i saw it
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Seems like every 4 years
by Angeline Booher / August 10, 2008 2:48 AM PDT

..... the pool is better, the suits are better, the kicks have improved, , etc.

Nowadays the choice of suits, caps, goggles, etc,. is up to the swimmers and coaches.

The fact remains that all competitors in every race face the same pool conditions.

Therein lies the great equalizer.

Angeline
Speakeasy Moderator

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the suits are better
by jonah jones / August 11, 2008 12:54 AM PDT

on a sports program here they said that the new suits can cut 0.8 seconds of every 100 metres and they are good for 5-6 times in the pool, after that you buy a new one....

and they cost a $1000 each!


ouch!!

.,

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And after they're used to put them on
by JP Bill / August 11, 2008 3:53 AM PDT
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they can do it in about 8 minutes.

First time took over 25 minutes.

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I saw it , also DanaTorres
by Angeline Booher / August 10, 2008 12:32 AM PDT

But I don't know, or care, if those events were live.

Both were shown after 10:00 PM EDT. NBC's coverage went off at 11:00 PM EDT.

This morning I saw women's field hockey- USA tie Argentina on cable USA at 6:00 AM, and a very exciting men;s soccer- USA tie Netherlands at 7:00 AM on cable MSNBC.

IMO, both swimmers lived up to their "hype".

Angeline
Speakeasy Moderator

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