Aussie's performance at WC

Aussie's performance at WC

Post by Don Qua » Sat, 10 Sep 1994 15:13:01


I had high expectations of the Australia swim team being a *** force
in teh World Championship swim competition in Rome given their incredible
performance at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria two and a half weeks
ago. They don't seem to be doing well at all at this world competition. I
wonder why?

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Don Quach

 
 
 

Aussie's performance at WC

Post by MATTHEW REED TROJ » Sun, 11 Sep 1994 04:08:34

: I had high expectations of the Australia swim team being a *** force
: in teh World Championship swim competition in Rome given their incredible
: performance at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria two and a half weeks
: ago. They don't seem to be doing well at all at this world competition. I
: wonder why?

Possiblly because they are alreadyfatigued from doing such phenomenal
swims only two plus weeks ago.  Dont know how many of you out there
have tried to do two taper meets back to back, or even swim a meet in
the middle of a taper and still try and have a great meet.  It is
*hard*.  It is also random who does well and who does not.  Second
tapers are hit and miss. Dont bother some, some actually do better on
the second taper, and some flop horribly.   This is part of the reason
USS moved Olympic trials to Mar after the Seoul fiasco.  Swimmers were
still trying to recover from Olympic trials.  If you have never tried
to swim two big meets in one season, you dont realize how tough the
second is, both mentally and physically.
-Troj
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: Don Quach


 
 
 

Aussie's performance at WC

Post by Nate Gord » Tue, 13 Sep 1994 03:15:18

In a former article we saw...

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Subject: Aussie's performance at WC
Date: 9 Sep 1994 06:13:01 GMT

I had high expectations of the Australia swim team being a *** force
in teh World Championship swim competition in Rome given their incredible
performance at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria two and a half weeks
ago. They don't seem to be doing well at all at this world competition. I
wonder why?

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Don Quach

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       As I posted in a response to a similiar post earlier, you really
can't take the Commonwealth Games as a too valid an indicator of success at
the World Level. Of the competing nations at the CG, Australia is the only
one that could be considered one of the better teams in the world. Currently
there are other world class swimmers in Britain, Canada, and New Zealand, but
2/3 of the way through the champs New Zealand's Danyon Loader's 2 bronzes
are the only medals from a commonwealth country besides Austalia. Looking
at the Australian results, we see the *** of Kieran Perkins that was
expected, Samatha Riley having an even better meet than expected as she
dominates the ***stroke. We also see Aussie medal hopefuls such as
Rebecca Brown, Matthew Dunn, and Philip Rogers having not as good meets as
expected, perhaps. Every country can report similar results: some swimmers
doing better than expected, some worse, some as expected. Look at the USA,
which leads the combined medal count. Jenny Thompson, Nicole Haislett,
Seth Van Neerden, Chad Carvin, Janet Evans are swimming below expectations,
Royce Sharp, Eric Wunderlich, Erik Namesnik, Allison Wagner at a predictable
level; Barbara Bedford, Gary Hall, Tom Dolan, Christina Teuscher are all
having great meets.

       Another factor_perhaps resting for the Commonwealth Games interfered
with preparation for the World Champs?

nate gordon


 
 
 

Aussie's performance at WC

Post by Brendan Maho » Tue, 13 Sep 1994 10:31:52

: I had high expectations of the Australia swim team being a *** force
: in teh World Championship swim competition in Rome given their incredible
: performance at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria two and a half weeks
: ago. They don't seem to be doing well at all at this world competition. I
: wonder why?

Maybe you're just not paying enough attention. 6 golds, 6 silvers, 6
bronzes, a dozen 4ths, 2 world records and official recognition as the
number 2 national team at the championships, behind the USA. This the
best Aussie swim team since 1972.

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Department of Computer Science  
University of Queensland, 4072
Australia
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Department of Computer Science  
University of Queensland, 4072
Australia

 
 
 

Aussie's performance at WC

Post by Joshua Saunde » Thu, 15 Sep 1994 15:47:21


Quote:

> Maybe you're just not paying enough attention. 6 golds, 6 silvers, 6
> bronzes, a dozen 4ths, 2 world records and official recognition as the
> number 2 national team at the championships, behind the USA. This the
> best Aussie swim team since 1972.

How can a country of 18 million people be 2nd (3rd really) in the world?
Must be ***!

BTW, didn't East Germany have a population of about this size?

:-)
--
Joshua Saunders, Dept of Pharmacology, University of Sydney.


 
 
 

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Post by David Steads » Sun, 18 Sep 1994 13:00:29


Quote:

>4 Gold Medals, 2 World Records, all within 2 weeks of a major competition.  
>Whaddayou want, ***?

6 gold medals thanks!!! I don't see why the marathon medals shouldn't
count - they do in athletics, so why not swimming?  Also, there was
a few events where the only people who beat the Aussies where Chinese
women ... need more be said ...

David

 
 
 

Aussie's performance at WC

Post by Brendan Maho » Tue, 20 Sep 1994 10:18:55


 Maybe you're just not paying enough attention. 6 golds, 6 silvers, 6
 bronzes, a dozen 4ths, 2 world records and official recognition as the
 number 2 national team at the championships, behind the USA. This the
 best Aussie swim team since 1972.


Quote:
>How can a country of 18 million people be 2nd (3rd really) in the world?
>Must be ***!
>BTW, didn't East Germany have a population of about this size?

Actually, that's too many silvers and bronzes, bad memory from a
newspaper article.

Further most of those medals were from Queensland swimmers. Queensland
has a population of ~3 million. We also have the worlds highest
incidence of skin cancer. Both effects are caused by the same
performance enhancing substance, sunlight.

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Department of Computer Science  
University of Queensland, 4072
Australia