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Frenc Olympic swimmer Bernard prediction is wrong :)

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  1. cessnav8or

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    #1 cessnav8or, Aug 10, 2008
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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26067251/

    USA Relay team Cullen Jones, Michael Phelps, Jason Lezak and Garrett Weber-Gale won the gold in men's 4x100 freestyle relay. So much for Bernard's prediction.
     
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  3. Veedub00

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    one of the best races i have seen.
     
  4. rollsorferrari?

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    i know next to nothing about swimming, but i know that was a HELLUVA race! even the one before it, where Katie? Hoff looked like she won it but lost on the last stroke of the race to pick up a silver medal was a great race
     
  5. rob lay

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    An amazing amazing race, Jason Lezak's closing and then touch out for the win was just unbelievable. You never see someone close that quick in the 100 free especially against such a strong swimmer. The Frenchman just gave up! ...not really, but that's what it looked like.
     
  6. cessnav8or

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    Yes it was. All three medal winners was beat the previous record. That was an awesome race.
     
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  8. Gilles27

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    The crazy thing was, so did the 4 & 5 finishers! Those are the moments that make watching the Olympics great. But I believe a giant "Suck It!" is in order. Oui?
     
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    I thought that all four American swimmers handled themselves quite well. It would have been easy to stoop down to the level of the French swimmers, but they maintained a level of class in their celebration. That said, I'm certain that every one of those guys was thinking exactly what you said.
     
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    Agreed. I think it was all said and done over a few glances back and forth. Phelps even made a point to step down and congratulate the French team on the podium.

    Along that line of thought, my wife and I got talking about different sports and athletes, and swimmers tend to be some of the classiest and coolest around. You rarely see a swimmer who's a diva, talking smack (I don't even really consider the French comments trash) or marred in trashy tattoos.
     
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    Almost yelled out last night when I saw them win but I would have woken everyone in my house up, so I stopped myself. Amazing Race!
     
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    I was certainly cheering outloud when Lezak was gaining ground at the end of the race. One of the best races I've ever seen in any sport.
     
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    I did yell out loud and Mia had just been asleep for an hour in next room. Didn't wake up.
     
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    What a great race that was, and Phelps did it again an hour ago, amazing swimmers.
     
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    Oui!
     

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