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ehoch
August 9th, 2008, 01:25 PM
Just day 1 of prelims - but who is looking good and and who is not ?


Cold - Brendan Hansen

Hot - that Japanese guy

Cold - the other US breaststroker

Hot - the team did not make finals, but 200 - 800 Free specialist PELLEGRINI split a 53.42 in the relay

Cold - going 3:44 or 4:11 and not making the final in the 400 Free / IM is "cold"

Hot - Stephanie Rice and Katie Hoff - did not see the race, but Rice had the best 300 split and cruised the last 100

hofffam
August 9th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Hot - Beisel - awesome in prelims. She didn't freak out as a 15 yr. old.

Allen Stark
August 9th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Hansen said he didn't go all out.Given his flame out in the 200 at Trials that may be good strategy.We'll see.

knelson
August 9th, 2008, 05:15 PM
How awesome would it be for Beisel to win the 400 IM?

I guess the Chinese girl that made finals is only 14.

cwilson
August 9th, 2008, 11:50 PM
Regarding Hansen...does anyone know if there anything going on with him?

He doesn't quite have the spark I'm used to seeing.

hofffam
August 10th, 2008, 10:06 AM
Smoking hot - Phelps, leaves everyone in his wake

Smoking hot - Torres, what a split!

Smoking hot - Rice, destroyed the field

Hot - Peirsol

Cold - Hansen, I don't think he medals

Cold - Ziegler

Warm - Coughlin - faded in her relay leg

Hot - Coventry, 59.0 prelim back swim

USMSarah
August 10th, 2008, 10:35 AM
Ice cold... shocked that Grant Hackett didn't medal in the 400 free, IMHO.