U.S. 400 freestyle relay - Whoo hooo!

If you missed this last night, you missed out on one of the greatest races in this years Olympics. A little before midnight Pacific time I was jumping and shouting for the men's 400 freestyle relay. In the last lap we were behind by a body length and then within the last lap we made it up just barely out touching France who had dissed us saying they would "smash" our team. It was great! Here is a few quote from newspapers on the race...

The oldest man on the American swimming team pulled off one of the great comebacks in Olympic history this morning, lunging to the wall just ahead of France's Alain Bernard in a race so fast it actually erased two world records.

Few sporting events live up the hype — this one exceeded it. The 32-year-old Lezak was nearly a body length behind the massive Bernard as they made the final turn, but the American hugged the lane rope, drafting off the Frenchman and stunningly overtaking him on the very last stroke.

The U.S.'s comeback win yesterday in the 400 freestyle relay came after Bernard, who swam France's anchor leg, had said his team would ``smash'' the U.S. at the Olympics.

While the Americans whooped it up on deck, Bernard clung to the wall, his head down. The swimmer who had talked confidently of beating the Americans was the last one to leave the pool.

1 comment:

Steff said...

That was so amazing! We are losing so much sleep watching the Olympics every night but that was totally worth it. It was seriously AMAZING!