This is what I thought as well. Would she love to win the 200? Sure. But she's got to conserve energy for that 1500 that I think she really really wants.She has to swim the 1500M later tonight so she probably didn't really go all out in this race (I think she really wants that other gold in the 1500M...that's her bread and butter race).
I hope that the struggles of this week's NBC-hyped stars doesn't carry over to next week in Athletics.
They need to hype Athing Mu. She's the real deal (jk NBC ignore her because I love her and she does not need your curse).I don't think they will because for whatever reason NBC never really hypes track athletes unless it's like Usain Bolt or Allyson Felix. Idk why, but USA is sending a stacked team and no one is really paying attention.
His whole team looked a bit disappointed in a way that he didn't break any record (see his camp as the time came up). He was a lock to win basically, so I think he just wanted to push himself that extra little bit. But honestly, anyone would look less happy next to a silver medalist like thatThe Hungarian swimmer Milak looked less happy with his gold than the silver and bronze medallist did with theirs. LOL
Why? Swimming has among the most medal events in the Olympics, and I like that they've added more events - they could also add the 50m in the other 3 strokes as well, but there are limits on the number of athletes.Insane that it took until now for their to be a 1500m for women at the Olympics - and the 800m for men as well.
I think the Americans are doing pretty well in swimming--we're not dominating, but iMO, that makes the sport more interesting when more countries win medals. I mean, who wasn't on their feet cheering for the Tunisian? Or celebrating that the Aussie women finally have a swimming star? Or the British men--they are KILLING it here. Makes it more exciting.