This may not be a thread for swimming but I would like to add something about my view on the defeat of our swimming relay team.
I think Australia's men's 4x100m freestyle team is just an overrated team. Sure they're good but many other teams are better. Overconfidence? Well we really can't say unless we can go inside their head.
Magnussen and Co were behind all the way throughout the competition. That they did not even betted medal is an obvious poor performance their part but I think it's Magnussen's not-so-good performance that came as the biggest shock. he's supposed to be the feature of event (other than Michael Phelps of course) but as the lead-off swimmer, he tried for a world record by faded at the changeover in 48.03 seconds,a time which will not give him any individual gold. his personal best is 47.10 seconds but his split was slower than two of his teammates.
I still support our swimmers out there though. As much as the defeat confounded Magnussen and the entire Australian swimming fans, they still make our country proud by being there.
Let's continue supporting them.
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Posted on Monday, 30th July 2012