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Monday, August 11, 2008

Just How Loud Did You Shout

When the US men won the 4x100m relay swimming race? My condo has very thick walls, but I could hear whoops from all my neighbours for over 1 minute after. *

And I kept screaming my fool head off as I watched Michael Phelps celebrate Jason Lezak's stunning victory over the arrogant France team, with every fibre of his body.

Have you also noted that wherever this guy has gone to meet US Olympic athletes, he's brought them luck? Maybe he should be like President Chirac, and be made the unofficial mascot.

*Please note that my condo's President is French, and the building is FULL of his countrymen. Seriously, on my floor alone, we have 3 French couples including a very nasty one which left a taunting note pinned on our door, after England crashed out of World Cup 2006.

Don't worry. I won't return the favour tonight. I may be as arrogant as they are, but I for one, am bien elevée.

UPDATE: The surprising medal count so far, as of time of posting.


United States 11 Medals 3 4 4
China 9 Medals 6 3 0
South Korea 5 Medals 3 2 0
Australia 5 Medals 2 0 3
France 5 Medals 0 3 2
Japan 4 Medals 2 0 2
Italy 4 Medals 1 2 1
Russia 4 Medals 0 3 1
Great Britain 3 Medals 2 0 1
North Korea 3 Medals 0 1 2

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  • What a race. Wow.

    Hoff lost in a similar finish, but she swam a hell of a race to get there. And no offense to her, but I doubt many people outside of France would have swapped the two results...

    But congrats to Adlington! Funny how American you are now, Vic. ;)

    By Blogger JSU, at Mon Aug 11, 03:16:00 am GMT-4  

  • The Olympics always generates amusingly bad commentary. Today's example: Jay Mariotti's column on this race. He writes that Phelps' teammates bailed him out because he had almost the slowest split!

    Didn't the fact that Phelps' split from a dead start, 47.51, was the third fastest time ever (and only .01 off the old WR before the Aussie next to him broke it) tip him off that something was wrong?

    By Blogger JSU, at Mon Aug 11, 03:34:00 am GMT-4  

  • Victoria,

    when you put the note on the door, make sure it has SMASH in the 2 or 3 times.

    Good Anglo word, SMASH

    By Blogger The Drill SGT, at Mon Aug 11, 08:59:00 pm GMT-4  

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