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Olympics: LOVED seeing France upset in swim relay

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    That was one of the sweetest moments I've witnessed in all of sports, seeing the French defeated for the gold by our underdog guys in the 4 x 100 -- especially after predicting they would "smash" the Americans. One of my guilty pleasures in life is seeing arrogant Frenchies put in their place. :eat3::eat1::rocker::woohoo:
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    Two of our girls won in the swimming didn't they, well, one did, one came third or something. I only watch it when track and field starts.
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    One thing that's way overplayed in television coverage is women's (little girls) gymnastics. Ever since Olga Korbut in 1972, it has dominated prime time. Men's gymnastics is much better, but gets short shrift.

    I'd like to see more of other events like weightlifting, wrestling and volleyball.
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    As a college swim coach, I found it particularly exhilarating. Lezak's last 50 was INSANE. Once again the French found a way to snatch defeat out of the arms of victory (they were HEAVILY favored).
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    I've been looking for reaction from the French and haven't read anything yet. Did they make any excuses or eat any crow for their "prediction"?
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    Funny. You'd think French men would be great "swimmers" not prone to choking. :D
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    Insane is correct. I knew the outcome after the fact, and when I watched this youtube of it, I kept saying "there is no way he wins this, he's too far behind". What a finish. That's what the French get for talking smack.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoaIRHE2rqc

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