The Day of Doubles For Distance Ace Brooke Bennett & Backstroke Bolter Diana Mocanu

Brooke Bennett, left, the champion with teammate Kaitlin Sandeno, and, top right, Diana Mocanu - images, PBK

Our anniversary series reaches the last weekend of racing at the Sydney Olympics 15 years ago. This is the day Brooke Bennett joined Janet Evans in the club of distances aces who won Olympic titles in both the 400m and 800m freestyle, the anniversary of the longer race reminding us just how good an 8:19 was

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Our anniversary series reaches the last weekend of racing at the Sydney Olympics 15 years ago. This is the day Brooke Bennett joined Janet Evans in the club of distances aces who won Olympic titles in both the 400m and 800m freestyle, the anniversary of the longer race reminding us just how good an 8:19 was

Comments

TommyL

These articles are simply great. Many thanks Craig for posting them. I still remember a lot of the races as they were 2-3 yrs ago, not 15. I recorded them on WHS and watched them over and over. I was told that experience of 10k+ people singing the Aussie anthem after Thorpey’s 400free win was amazing.

Craig Lord

Thanks Tommy … it was certainly an evening when the hairs on everyone’s necks stood up with the crowd 🙂

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