1996 Olympics

1996 Olympics

Post by eni » Wed, 23 Feb 2000 04:00:00


The final at major championships is all about racing not times.  On many
occasions faster times are set prior to the championships and during the
heats.  A good example is Fred Deburghgraeve in Atlanta.  In the heats he
broke the world record for the 100 *** and many were saying that he would
go faster in the final and be the first man under 1 minute.  However he went
slower in the final but still won gold, albeit just from Jeremy Linn.  I
agree that Sydney will be generally faster than Atlanta, maybe much faster
but we should recognise that at the Olympics it is not about times, it is
about medals.
 
 
 

1996 Olympics

Post by ELVINCEN » Fri, 25 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Also, won't many events have additional heats in Sydney?
This may result in slower times in the finals.

vince herring
minnesota

 
 
 

1996 Olympics

Post by Dan t » Sat, 26 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> Also, won't many events have additional heats in Sydney?
> This may result in slower times in the finals.

The semi final system was tested during the 1999 Pan Pacs.It resulted in
fast times,fast finals and 12 World Records.

Dan

 
 
 

1996 Olympics

Post by Martin de Wild » Sat, 26 Feb 2000 04:00:00

The times will stay fast, i think, as the finals are on a different day as
the series and semies.
But people will swim less events as the program is bigger.


Quote:



> > Also, won't many events have additional heats in Sydney?
> > This may result in slower times in the finals.

> The semi final system was tested during the 1999 Pan Pacs.It resulted in
> fast times,fast finals and 12 World Records.

> Dan