Hang in there!
Hang in there!
"Me, cutie/chicken, the egg cup, I am the hammer of my spoon!"--Jen_Faith translation
So happy for Cullen Jones! And congrats to Anthony Ervin too!
An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”
"I guess I'm just...I'm not used to someone putting me first." -Emma, Once Upon a Time, episode 2x3, Lady of the Lake
"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." –Olympic Charter
It was so weird hearing Michael say that he swam his last Olympic Trials race ever.
I loved Anthony Ervin in 2000 and was upset when he retired so young. He always seemed so confused and burnt out. I feel bad for Nathan Adrian...I wish it would have been Ervin and Adrian...I do not like Cullen Jones.
Wow - Torres
Seriously though I think the odds of him continuing or coming back are like 5%. He will have smashed every record there is after London, even if he fell well short of his 8 gold haul in Beijing (and it looks more likely he could come very close to it) what would the point be.
The way things are going, I wouldn't be surprised to see Dara try for Rio too!
The chances of Michael going to '16 are infinitesimal. He has always planned for London but even gearing up for this one has been really, really tough for him, training- and motivation-wise. It would take a major change of heart and mind. This whole year has been a "retirement" tour for him - every time he did anything, it was "this is my last ___". "My last short course meet, my last GP meet, my last NBAC training session, etc".
Torres looked fantastic in the semis - I hope she can pull out a spot!
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Apparently Phelps is going to drop the individual 200 free from his London program. I'm a bit surprised that he's dropping that race--I think he has a better chance at winning that one than the 400 IM. Then again, the field in the 200 free is so deep that it's the only race in which he could conceivably end up off the podium as well.
This means that Ricky Berens will get to do an individual event in London--I'm really happy for him as he's had a great year and has always been a clutch relay swimmer for the U.S.
I'm sad Phelps isn't doing the 200 Free but I'm just thrilled for Ricky. He already has two Olympic gold medals but this will be his first ever individual event at the Olympics.