Long'n Strong wrote:The point is to get Carlos positioned so that he gets to coach Ursula at the Olympics instead of having to hand her off to one of the "jobs for the boys" coaches in 2012.
Long'n Strong wrote:I still don't really understand how the South African Rowing Association let such a prodigious talent get away.
bloomp wrote:Long'n Strong wrote:I still don't really understand how the South African Rowing Association let such a prodigious talent get away.
Has an African nation ever boated a fast (medal-stand) crew at worlds/olympics?
Agreed. Rowers these days are far to namby pamby about doubling up. In the words of caustic, "SACK UP". The longest standing record in our sport is that set by John Kelly Sr. in 1920 - two Olympic Golds in one day. 30 minutes apart!
Well, the fact that one athlete could win two spots already shows an existing lack of depth in the pre-development pool anyway. So, I'd be more worried why we have so few athletes of the caliber needed to do well in the elite world, - not that we have a few athletes who are head-and-shoulders better and can double up because no one else is near to them in ability and speed. Giving obviously inferior athletes - yes, GIVING - a spot on the team, instead of them EARNING it, defeats the entire purpose of competition! You give away chocolate bars, you don't give away prime spots for racing.
BUT...to publicly slander the REST of the US ltwts when for the FIRST time in several years
there is GOLD MEDAL ltwt4x speed (with or WITHOUT U&A in that boat) is COMPLETELY disrespectful!!!
Slim wrote:I'm going to get my popcorn out and just watch this thread for the next few weeks.
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