Mixed 4x100Fr: USA’s Missy Franklin Snatches Gold & WR From Dutch At Last Touch

(L-R) Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, Simone Manuel and Nathan Adrian of the United States of America (USA) strike gold in inaugural relay - by Patrick B. Kraemer

World Championships Kazan Day 7 Finals Inaugural, a way to go in terms of the speed that may one day be seen in mixed relays and more stuff of the kind that screws up historic medal counts, solo, teams and nations, and shreds the thread of history to tatters – but the USA quartet of…

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World Championships Kazan Day 7 Finals Inaugural, a way to go in terms of the speed that may one day be seen in mixed relays and more stuff of the kind that screws up historic medal counts, solo, teams and nations, and shreds the thread of history to tatters – but the USA quartet of… […]

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Yozhik

The serious evaluation of Franklin’s prospective is still ahead. At this Championships she showed very decent performance and strong will for improvement. Nothing to be a shame of. Much better that was expected by many. Two years ago being two times in a row the best swimmer of the year she was on the top of new wave in women swimming. Who could estimate at that time that this wave was so powerful that even a small pause in training for elite level in LCM can have such significant consequences. Fortunately, Franklin’s results at this WC give very strong indications that she will find ways to get back to the top of elite swimming.

aswimfan

I don’t this Missy’re results here is “much better than was expected by many”

Before Kazan starts, In EVERY single swimming websites, Missy was expected to win 200 back
And although some thought that Seebohm was a slight favorite in 100 back, many still thought that Missy was still in contention for gold. It turned out she was never in contention for gold.
There’s some prediction contests run by other websites that back this up.

But I agree this year is Missy’s hiccup year, she will have another full year training and living in altitude to return her to previous conditioning.

Yozhik

Aswimfan, my friend shares my opinion and since two is twice greater than one I used word “many” in my post. If you provide more accurate definition of English word “many” I will stay with it valuing you superiority in this language.

aswimfan

Oh so it was only the two of you compared to hundreds others?

The word you are looking for is “few”

Yozhik

Thanks.
You may know the story of Nazi Scientist anti-Semite crusade against Einstein and his theories called “100 Scientists Against Einstein.”
Einstein’s responds was why do they need 100? If my theory is wrong then one scientist will be enough to prove it.

beachmouse

While, yes, the mixed relays are still something of a gimmick at this point I’ve got to say it was a highly entertaining and very competitive gimmick that was a lot of fun to watch.

Yozhik

@beachmouse. Race with a lot of excitement, not less than women 800. I didn’t understand at the end if it was Franklin who found somewhere resources for surge or it was Heemskerk who was out of gas at last 5 meters.

aswimfan

Yozhik,

Missy split a balanced 25.61-27.70
Heemskerk went out in 24.71 still try to go fast but ran out of gas and in the end died in 28.08

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