African Gold Rush: Le Clos, VD Burgh & Zorzi Bronze

Chad Le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh, the African heroes of the London 2012 Olympic pool with a gold each, repeated their gold rush with a crown apiece, the Phelps Slayer in the 200m butterfly, at the Palau San Jordi here in Barcelona this evening. Giulio Zorzi added to the party with a bronze behind his teammate in the breaststroke das

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Chad Le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh, the African heroes of the London 2012 Olympic pool with a gold each, repeated their gold rush with a crown apiece, the Phelps Slayer in the 200m butterfly, at the Palau San Jordi here in Barcelona this evening. Giulio Zorzi added to the party with a bronze behind his teammate in the breaststroke das

Comments

Mark

Anyone count the dolphin kicks off the start for Van der burgh?

Mike in Dallas

After comments made about the number of underwater kicks, I’m not really sure there is quite so much room for celebration. If the playing field should be level, perhaps those underwater cameras need to be used to insure a equitable event in the pool.

felixtzu

Here’s a nice stat with regard to the title of this article: the first six men’s individual golds of these championships have gone to men from six different continents.

That spread can only be good for the sport, and, while this would be a statistical anomaly even in a world of perfect swimmer distribution among the six populated continent, it does highlight how swimming is possibly unique as a sport in its ability to throw up global finals where the eight competitors do represent six different continents.

(You can keep that one Craig)

Craig Lord

🙂

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