Mireia Belmonte 1st Woman To Reign For Spain, By 0.03 In Tumbler With Maddie Groves

Mireia Belmonte - the first from Spain to reign among women in the Olympic pool - by Patrick B. Kraemer
Mireia Belmonte - the first from Spain to reign among women in the Olympic pool - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Women’s 200m butterfly On a night of fast firsts and curved-ball results, Mireia Belmonte joined the history makers as the first woman ever to reign for Spain in the Olympic pool at the end of a crackling battle with Australian Maddie Groves that ended with gold 0.03sec ahead of silver, the bronze,…

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aswimfan

So happy with this results.
No other women more deserving to finish 1-2-3 in 200 fly than these 3 girls.

Groves, you were very brave, and gave us glimpses of the courage of Susie O’Neill and Petria Thomas.
And Belmonte, I’m glad that your 200 IM “attempt” didn’t affect much 200 fly, but just almost. 0.03 seconds!

Tony McKinnon

200 Fly a great result for all concerned, wonderful to see Belmonte finally achieve the gold she so richly deserves, couldn’t not happen to a more deserving person.
Equally wonderful to witness the transformation that has occurred for Maddie Groves this meet, she has completely conquered the nerves that have played havoc at Glasgow and Kazan. A truely inspiring performance she would not give in a great race. Great to see another St Peter’s Lutheran College old girl add to a wonderful tradition and joining other past scholars Olympian – Shane Gould (72) – no intro needed, Sue Lewis (72) Australian women’s team captain and 100 Backstroker, Angela Russell (84) – 100 Free finalist and Maddie Wilson also on the team this Olympics and both coached by Marist Ashgrove old boy Michael Bohl.
Also great to see Hoshi secure the bronze also a just reward for a great career.

Craig Lord

Tony – Shane Gould – thought she was always Sydney based when in AUS … when was she at St Peter’s Lutheran College? Thanks, C

Tony McKinnon

Hi Craig she attended St Peters for years 9 & 10 before that Indooroopilly State High School, I think she also there for part of Year 11. Then she moved to Sydney

Craig Lord

Great. Thanks, Tony.

Tony McKinnon

Craig I was one year out just consulted some old SPLC magazines Shane attended St Peters in half of Year 8 and Year 9 moving to Sydney at the beginning of Year 10

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