Susie O'Neill

Susie O'Neill

Post by swims.. » Fri, 08 Sep 2000 02:10:44


Susie will be the only female swimmer competing in the olympics who is
the current olympic champion, world champion as well world record
holder.

fantastic, isn't it ?

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Post by sydneydolp.. » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 06:39:58

Penny Heynes is not the current world champion in either breatstroke
distance. source: www.swimnews.com



Quote:
> Can you say Penny Heyns?


> > Susie will be the only female swimmer competing in the olympics who
is
> > the current olympic champion, world champion as well world record
> > holder.

> > fantastic, isn't it ?

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Post by swims.. » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 16:30:31


Quote:
> Can you say Penny Heyns?

since when penny heyns is a world champion ??????????????

can you say ignorant ?

Quote:


> > Susie will be the only female swimmer competing in the olympics who
is
> > the current olympic champion, world champion as well world record
> > holder.

> > fantastic, isn't it ?

> > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> > Before you buy.

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Post by swims.. » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 17:19:29

oh,
not to mention that oneill has been undefeated in the 200 fly LC since
she lost that race in 94 worlds to limin liu and yun qu.

i believe thats the longest winning streak of all current female
olympic swimmers.

she is arguably the greatest current female swimmer.

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Post by swims.. » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 21:47:16

also,

along with van almsick, oneill will be hunting for her third individual
medal in the same event for three consecutive olympics (she won bronze
in barcelona).

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Post by Tim Cor » Sun, 10 Sep 2000 02:57:41

Quote:
> since when penny heyns is a world champion ??????????????

Ha!  "Since when penny heyns is a world champion?????????"  At least learn
how to speak/write decent English before you publically bash a complete
stranger!

Look, I'm not questioning the greatness of Susie O'Neill.  Her 200 fly at
the Aussie Trials was undeniably one of the greatest performences in the
history of swimming.  I would never suggest that she has something to
prove.

If you're referring to the last World Championships in Perth (1998), then
you are very correct, Penny did not win an event.  However, don't overlook
the fact that she currently holds world records in every ***stroke
distance (50, 100, AND 200).  I believe the only other swimmer (and I have
not double checked this) who can claim that feat is Krayzelburg.  O'Neill
only holds the 200 fly mark (De Brujin owns the 50 and 100).

So, if you don't consider Penny's Olympic gold medals at the Atlanta Games
good enough to call her a "world champion," and if you don't believe that a
world record in every ***roke distance is impressive, then please excuse
my blatant ignorance.

-Tim

Quote:
> can you say ignorant ?


> > > Susie will be the only female swimmer competing in the olympics who
> is
> > > the current olympic champion, world champion as well world record
> > > holder.

> > > fantastic, isn't it ?

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Post by Ross Bogu » Sun, 10 Sep 2000 06:03:50


Quote:

> So, if you don't consider Penny's Olympic gold medals at the Atlanta Games
> good enough to call her a "world champion," and if you don't believe that a
> world record in every ***roke distance is impressive, then please excuse
> my blatant ignorance.

Please excuse me for jumping in, but the definition of "world champion"
is one that comes up in other newgroups (chess, tennis, etc.) quite
often.  In all cases, the phrase turns out to have a very specific
definition:  The "world champion" is whoever wins a designated "world
championship" event, <em>as defined by the sport's governing body.</em>

A "world champion" is thus NOT necessarily the defending Olympic gold
medalist, the current world record holder, nor even the best at any
given moment.

Penny is a great swimmer.  But my high opinion of her does not make her
the "world champion".

Ross

(This has bearing in the chess world.  The current highest-rated player
(a former world champion) is still calling himself the "world champion"
even though he did not win - nor even enter - the last several
championships.  Rather, he formed a renegade "governing body"
consisting of himself and a couple others and designated his own
championship event.)

 
 
 

Susie O'Neill

Post by Tong » Wed, 13 Sep 2000 01:01:02

Spanish: ?Cmo se llega a la estacin?
Catalonian: Com s'arriva a l'estaci?
English: How can i arrive at the station?
Andalusian: ?Illo, por dnde co?o ze va a la puta tazin?
American English: The station?, Los ngeles-New York in train, are you mad?
take an airplane.
Australian English: I can't go out Australia in train and i don't want to
cross the desert to go to Perth, for that reason we swim very well, we have
to arrive at Tasmania before a shark eats us.
French: Oui (sorry, i don't speak this language).
German: Montag, dienstag, i don't remember how to write wednesday in german,
donnerstag, freitag, samstag, sontag.
Russian: Popov, Popov, Popov, Popov, Popov!!!
 
 
 

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Post by Martin de Wild » Wed, 13 Sep 2000 22:29:33


Quote:
> Spanish: ?Cmo se llega a la estacin?
> Catalonian: Com s'arriva a l'estaci?
> English: How can i arrive at the station?
> Andalusian: ?Illo, por dnde co?o ze va a la puta tazin?
> American English: The station?, Los ngeles-New York in train, are you
mad?
> take an airplane.
> Australian English: I can't go out Australia in train and i don't want to
> cross the desert to go to Perth, for that reason we swim very well, we
have
> to arrive at Tasmania before a shark eats us.
> French: Oui (sorry, i don't speak this language).
> German: Montag, dienstag, i don't remember how to write wednesday in
german,
> donnerstag, freitag, samstag, sontag.

Mittwoch

Quote:
> Russian: Popov, Popov, Popov, Popov, Popov!!!

Dutch : Inge en Pieter voor goud :)
 
 
 

Susie O'Neill

Post by Frank Downe » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 02:19:53

Quote:

>Russian: Popov, Popov, Popov, Popov, Popov!!!

Uh, shouldn't that be:

, , , !

<G>

Apologies to those whose newsreaders can't do Cyrillic <G>

Frank