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Gusmao Suspended For Two Years

The FINA Doping Panel has suspended Brazilia’s Rebeca Gusmao for two years, ack to a doping test from July 13, 2007 at the Pan American Games held in Rio de Janeiro.

Sources: SwimNews and SwimInfo

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Hackett DQed At World OWS Championships

Olympic pool champion Grant Hackett was disqualified for ‘interfering with another swimmer’ at the 5th Open Water Swimming Championships 10 km race in Sevilla (Spain) yesterday, but only after having dropped of contention by the time the judging decision was made. Russia’s Vladimir Dyatchin won in the time of 1 hour 53 minutes 21 seconds, with Britain’s David Davies in second place and Germany’s Thomas Lurz in third. Source: fina.org

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Madsen Worried About The LZR Psychological Impact

Madsen, who had a long history of coaching in Germany before accepting the DSV offer, is not yet convinced the Speedo suit makes a technical difference but there is no questioning the psychological impact.
“There have been 39 world records, long and short course, this year and 90 percent of them were in Speedo,” Madsen told Reuters during a poolside interview in Berlin, shortly before Australian swimmers set two more women’s records.
“That, or course, does something to the athletes. It’s almost impossible to put yourself in a state of mind where you say it doesn’t matter. Of course it matters.

Source: guardian.co.uk

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