Thursday, 8 September 2011
Filippo Magnini Gets Beaten By A Dolphin... Lets Down Swimmers Everywhere
It's been a pretty quiet few weeks for Filippo Magnini since Shanghai. He's just had the usual "getting caught hooking up with Federica Pellegrini, relationship destroying, friendship destroying love triangle tabloid feeding frenzy" couple of weeks.
Today Magnini had a chance to redeem himself as he represented all of mankind in a race against two dolphins. When I heard about the race, my first thought was that it was clearly unfair. I mean sure, dolphins have talent, but from what I've seen they are lazy... they don't put the work in, they splash about during training just doing flips all day long, plus they are all about "garbage yardage". Swimming has moved on, its all about cross training now... just no way Magnini loses this race.
Well, Magnini lost
Not only did he lose, he got lapped. Good job Filippo, way to represent swimmers all over the world.
PS. Is it just me, or does Ryan Lochte not lose this race?