View Full Version : Phelps Prediction for 200 Fly

August 12th, 2008, 07:15 PM
I am guessing 1:49.9 for the 200 Fly tonight, out 52.9 first 100, back 57.0 last 100.

August 12th, 2008, 07:16 PM
I'm thinking 1:50 high to 1:51 low.

August 12th, 2008, 07:18 PM
I will fall down if he goes sub 1:50 but a 1:50 wouldn't surprise me.

August 12th, 2008, 07:31 PM
I agree with Keith....1:50 high or 1:51 low.....

August 13th, 2008, 01:33 AM
Keep your day jobs. :)

August 13th, 2008, 01:39 AM
SCY, the hindsight sniper. :joker:

The goggles issue had an impact. He wasn't the same on the underwaters coming off the turns.

August 13th, 2008, 01:39 AM
I am guessing he could have gone 1:51 if he weren't holding back just a little for that 4x200 free relay barely an hour later. :)

August 13th, 2008, 03:26 AM
Goggles coming off during the dive. What a nightmare, seems like that's one problem that even the mighty speedo hasn't solved. >.<

I was noticing some of the other swimmers had their goggles on so tight, that they were actually cutting into their noses.

August 13th, 2008, 06:56 AM
He threw them off right after the swim.
He said they messed with his vision for a good part of the race.

That could have been all the difference.

August 13th, 2008, 09:41 AM
Racing with goggles full of water is far worse than no goggles at all. It is impossible to see either in the water or when breathing. Phelps said he had to count strokes to judge the walls. Just think how hard it would be to judge depth off the walls.

Only Phelps can win gold and set WRs with his goggles full of water.

August 13th, 2008, 10:05 AM
With all that, he STILL managed to lower the record. I wondered about what happened as his 50m turn was way off stroke cycle.