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    'unbelievable' swimming?

    A 16 year old girl swims the last 50m of the 400m individual Medley quicker than your man Ryan Lochte in the equivalent mens event - and he swam the whole race in the second quickest time in history so he's no slouch.

    She knocked 1 second off the world record and she is 7 second quicker than her 2011 time.

    Just a very extraordinary talent or actually unbelievable?

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    Maybe she should enter the Tour De France.
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    I haven't seen this reported anywhere. Did she break the men's world record or just swim the final stretch at a WR pace?
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    The Chinese have perfected time travel.
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    Found some articles. She matched Lochte's final 100m and her final 50m were faster than his. Yes, very suspicious. She hasn't won anything in international competition and suddenly breaks a world record and seven seconds faster than her previous best time?
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    ... or the clock malfunctioned!
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    She beat her own time from the world championships by 6 seconds. That's a pretty huge gain.

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    It was 1.7 seconds better than her PR not 7 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noise boy View Post
    It was 1.7 seconds better than her PR not 7 seconds.
    This says 5 seconds faster than PR http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...questions.html
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    Yup, the Chinese are manipulating the clocks.
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    Pretty telling article :

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012...?newsfeed=true

    I would not be surprised to find that doping was involved.
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    I've got it. She is a robot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Yup, the Chinese are manipulating the clocks.
    Like everything else, they were made in China.

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    If we complain too much, they may take our team's uniforms back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tizeye View Post
    Like everything else, they were made in China.
    Exactly.
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    I read somewhere she was identified as being a possible talent by her teacher because she had big hands.

    I really hope that she's just an extraordinary talent, who's been training like a machine. I read an article about the training regime of the Chinese gymnasts and it looked brutal. If they can get through that then they deserve medals.

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    I think she was just motivated. Her coach was dangling a pair of Nikes for to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
    I think she was just motivated. Her coach was dangling a pair of Nikes for to see.
    ... to remind her that if she didn't medal, she'd be sent off to make them? Certainly an effective tactic.
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    I think she was just motivated. Her coach was dangling a pair of Nikes for her to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve2k View Post
    I read somewhere she was identified as being a possible talent by her teacher because she had big hands.
    Women with big hands make me feel, well, small....

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