> >Give me a break! When is proper justice going to be served? We all
> >know the "true" World Record in the 400 IM is K.Egerszegi (4:36.54)
> >from the 92 Games and the "true" WR in the 100 free is Jenny Thompson
> >(54.48p) from the 92 Olympic Trials.
> Maybe you may want to check up a bit next time but Egerszegi is not
> the cleanest person on the block. I think that the world record is
> probably someone elses (Janet Evans?)
Hmm, if my memory serves me, the 400IM record for women dropped from a
4:36.1 by Petra Schenider (sp?) in 1980 to the current 4:34.79. In that
space, the world record went from 4:22 or so (Alex Baumann at the
Commenweath?... I know he missed worlds at Guayaquil) to the current 4:12.
Even if one can prove that Schneider's record was drug attributed, a drop
of 4:36.? (Egerszegi) to 4:34.79 in the span of 5 years is not entirely
True, the Hungarian team has had its share of scandals, but I think those
are related to their former manager, and are financial problems.
I feel that there are swimmers on *** in china. It showed in the 1994
Worlds. But to think that there's a systematic program is somewhat a
stretch, given the diversity of the talent pool and the many different
teams. Its a shame that people here are willing to assume that all chinese
performances are drug aided. Where are the men, you ask? I think a 1:01.6
100m ***stroke (lc), 22.3 50m Freestyle (lc) and 53.? 100m Fly are
pretty decent times. Just as the same standard applies for competitors in
the US, why can't the same be applied in China? If anything, the
accessibility of *** to athletes here should not be downplayed. Even
high school football players have been popping little pink pills.
There seems to be an excessive amount of paranoia here, as well as people
who thrive on ***. The breach of "fairness" that you preach
overlooks the breach of "fairness" you accord to anyone you suspect.
Consider this, you have foreigners in China conducting random testing of
athletes. Here, drug testing is carried out essentially by Americans.
Does this poilcing your own backyard policy work? It probably does, but
appears suspect in Chinese eyes.
Just my $0.02
Kelvin S. Yew