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    So when was the last time both USA and Australia failed to make a relay final? (And neither was disqualified.)

    Is this the first time ever?
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    The US team isn't doing great in general. I see a lot of people going out in heats and semis.
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    These Worlds are showing that traditional powers like USA and AUS can't take anything for granted. They tried resting their top swimmers in relays and it cost them.

    They will have to bring their best in the heats and semi's liked the rest of the World.

    Some incredible swims have resulted in World Records as well (i.e. Sarah Sjostrom, Kate Ledecky, Katinka Hosszu). Fast swimming all around.
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    Ledecky's 15:27.71 would rank #96 in the world among men.

    http://www.fina.org/H2O/index.php?op...per&Itemid=805

    And she was not even trying to set a record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN1965 View Post
    And she was not even trying to set a record.
    She obviously wanted to do more than just make the final, since she was the fastest by 27 seconds.

    I think it made perfect sense for her to go for the record in the heats, since that was her only race of the day. Today, she's got the 200 semis very soon after the 1500 final, so I'm guessing she'll try to win without going all out to save something for that event.
    Last edited by Powell; 08-04-2015 at 07:34 AM.
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    Except she broke the record again! Simply amazing.
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    Katie Ledecky's 1.500 world record is two seconds faster than Stephen Holland's (Australia) world record for men in January of 1975.
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    ... and now add 200 m World Champion to her mantle. Should have seen this coming after watching her scrape in 40 min. later after shattering the 1500 m wr.

    The 800 m is next. I'm thinking 8:10 or 8:11. Phenomenal either way.
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    The mixed medley 4x100m was hilarious!
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    How is it possible for so many records to still be broken in swimming ? Records from 80's GDR swimmers broken years ago, records my drug addles Chinese broken years ago, records set in the full body suite broken left right and centre.

    What is the difference between swimming and T&F which means we're still stuck with all the nonsense records before out of compt testing came in. When the oldest swimming WR is from 2008 !!
    i deserve extra credit
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