Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Swimming in circles is now an Olympic event

Hat tip: Fan House

There's going to be an amputee swimmer at the Olympics in China.

She qualified for South Africa by finishing fourth in the 10 km open water swim.

How does she compensate?

"There's no real compensation. You just do the hours in the swimming pool, you do the hours of racing and you do the hours of mental preparation. You just go out and give it everything. I don't even think of one leg, two legs. When you're racing in an able-bodied competition you're all equal and you go out there and try your best, and that's what counts."

They're willing to do anything to boost the ratings on the Olympics this year.

Wait until you readers are introduced to "Olympic Big".


Anonymous said...

When did they change the pool shape? I personally like the new oval shape. It gives people like stumpy a chance. Get it? She swims in a circle because she only has one leg.

gerry dorsey said...

ooooooo...that's abrasive and over the top.

monte said...

So Brown.....Would you??

Anonymous said...

I hear she gives great helmet.