USA Giving 50 Strokes Better Respect

Liam Tancock [Courtesy: Speedo]

Editorial: Where has a one-lap sprint not been given the same respect as multi-lap races? The answer to that question – for years – has been the USA. With the exception of the 50 free, an Olympic discipline, the 50 stroke events have long been forgotten entities in the United States. The 50 breast? No biggie. The 50 back? So what. The 50 ‘fly? Whoopty do.

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Editorial: Where has a one-lap sprint not been given the same respect as multi-lap races? The answer to that question – for years – has been the USA. With the exception of the 50 free, an Olympic discipline, the 50 stroke events have long been forgotten entities in the United States. The 50 breast? No biggie. The 50 back? So what. The 50 ‘fly? Whoopty do.

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