Saturday, 18 June 2011

This Weekend's Racing

Santa Clara Grand Prix


Live Video

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Feat. Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Park Tae-hwan, Peter VDK, Dana Vollmer, Stephanie Rice, Emily Seebohm, Ryan Napoleon, Ryan Cochrane, Nick D'Arcy, Conor Dwyer, Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni, Missy Franklin, Meagan Nay, Ariana Kukors, Allison Schmitt, Katinka Hosszu

48. Trofeo Sette Colli (Rome)


Feat. Federica Pellegrini, Fran Halsall, Milorad Cavic, Dara Torres, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Therese Alshammar, Lotte Friis, Sophie Edington, Liam Tancock, Joanne Jackson, Silke Lippok, Cameron Van der Burgh, Roland Schoeman, Zsuzsanna Jakabos, Amaury Leveaux, Sebastiaan Verschuren.


  1. I wish there was a place to discuss the current poll. But since there isn't I'm going to express an opinion here.

    I think an underlooked event is the 400m freestyle even though this event is looking more and more probable to become the first to feature a WR since the ban of the polysuits.

    I realize that Sun Yang is a huge unknown to the American media today When I was expecting the NBC commentators to menion Park's imminent bout w Sun Yang. Instead, when Rowdy finally mentioned Sun, it was to mention (erroneously) his leading time ("348.1") which leads me to believe that even going into the race the nbc commentators will probably say something along the lines of "Park is the favorite, but look for Sun to attempt an upset on home soil".

    However, if the result of this race is as fast as some people think. I think many people are going to be hugely surprised and shocked-- bringing far more attention to this event in 2012.

    To me personally, I look forward to this event I predict it will start the WC with a bang (home hero, first final = huge cheers) and these cheers and performances is going to set the tables for the performances for the rest of the day, and week.

  2. All yours John. Feel free to repost this comment there.

    PS. Totally agree.

  3. Wow. 2:09.53 by Kukors!
    Suddenly, 200 IM potentially becomes the most exciting women event in Shanghai and London!

  4. I think the 200m IM is the men200m free of women's swimming.

    Between Ye, Rice, Coutts, (/maybe seebohm) Kukors, Coventry, Hosszu, Verraszto, Belmonte, Muffat. THats A LOT of medal hardware.... Definitely an event that has flown under the radar in terms of "prestige", as there has been very little conversation in it compared to the freestyle and backstroke events.