Hungary’s Dávid Verrasztó winner in the men’s 1500 freestyle at the FINA / Arena 2012 Swimming World Cup meet in Berlin, Germany. Poland’s Mateusz Sawrymowicz (POL) second and Richard Nagy (SVK) third. See the result list here.
Interesting detail in a story about Ian Thorpe’s continuing comeback, read Asia One:
According to Thorpe, one of the main reasons behind the emergence of Asian swimmers – as well as others with smaller physiques – is the greater ease with which they can turn at the wall.
“For bigger swimmers, the cost of creating speed off the wall is very high because of the size of their muscle mass,” he explained.
“Smaller swimmers can generate the same frequency at a lower energy cost.
“This has blown out of the water a lot of perceptions about swimming; it’s making people rethink what the advantages are.”
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Medal winners in the women’s 100 meter butterfly at the FINA 2012 World Swimming Championships (25m) in Istanbul, Turkey. From left to right Liu Zige (China), Ilaria Bianchi (Italy) and Gemma Lowe (Great Britain). See the result list here.
Michael Phelps is about to launch a comeback. He’ll soon be returning to training; in fact, he’s rumored to be arriving in Colorado Springs, at the Olympic Training Center, in the next few days. Maybe he won’t show. Perhaps he’ll read these publicized rumors and get spooked and insist that he’s still happily retired on the links. The man has nothing to prove to anyone. He’s the greatest Olympian of all time, regardless of whether or not he ever touches chlorinated water again.
Why do I keep getting texts about coming back? Do ppl really believe everything they hear or read? There are … m.tmi.me/VVJFR
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) May 18, 2013
Is this tweet coach Bowman a clue?
— Bob Bowman (@coach_bowman) May 18, 2013
Read for instance Forbes
In order to promote Resident Evil Revelations, Capcom is filling a swimming pool in London with faux blood and gore, and inviting fans to come bobbing for prizes in the murky depths. For free, grab one of the 200 tickets here on Monday 20th May from 9:00am (UK time).
Miss Cakehead has commissioned Pictographik to receate the iconic set of British swimming pool rules with a Zombie twist. Awesome :-)
Here is a game trailer
Read Business Standard
Two weeks after confirming a comeback attempt, Rice said that opportunities in business and her previous shoulder injury is keeping her from contesting the 400m individual medley and take up swimming again at the Glasgow event.
Rice regretted that she has not fully recovered from the shoulder injury, unsure whether or not she should consider her future at the pool, after an extended lapse.
Stating that her comeback depends on whether she can handle swimming 60 km a week, Rice said that she is yet to begin training in the pool after taking a post-London Olympic sabbatical, even as she is preparing to launch her own swimwear range.
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