I’m with Jeff, Asia is winning the cheering battle


Read SwimmingWorld, (my comment:) Asia is winning also the swimmer’s entry competition and medal presentations, while USA and Australia seem either bored or stressed-out.

You will think I am overreacting, and that the Americans are behind their swimmers 100 percent. Behind the scenes, you may be right. But in the public eye, it could be better. The Japanese were the loudest team — vocally, at least — tonight, saluting their swimmers before, during and after races. The swimmers appreciated it so much they would wave back after exiting the pool. The Chinese had a set of metal percussion instruments that probably could be heard underwater, and while that might not have been the ingredient that propelled them to such a successful night, it was very helpful.


(Japan’s Aya Terakawa, maybe the most photo-friendly swimmer of BCN2013)

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