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(The New York Times)   What if you compared an Olympic athlete not only with his current competitors, but with all of the medalists in the event in modern Olympic history? (Video / Chart)   ( divider line
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2012-08-05 12:19:26 AM  
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Benevolent Misanthrope: Silly Jesus: KingVJ: Silly Jesus: 12349876: Silly Jesus: [ image 400x300]

I wonder if nude would be quicker. Can't be far off.

nope, too much drag by floppy naughty bits.

Have you seen those women? Not much to be flopping. They appear to be formed similarly to the if it saved that much time, the men would be wearing the full body suits too.

The fina made men's suit be between the waist & knees. They tried that full body suit thing.

So they were going too fast?

Essentially, yes. It was made illegal because not every team had access to it.

So the women on other teams swam topless? It'd essentially be the same uniform right? I thought it was an issue with the material itself, not the design / length etc.

Nude would solve all this nonsense. The Greeks had it right.
2012-08-04 11:30:41 PM  
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Silly Jesus: Not much to be flopping

For some of them it just looks that way because of how their swimsuits compress down on their upper bodies.
2012-08-04 09:16:59 PM  
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BTW a lot of wikipedia pages for various swimming events have world record progression tables, which are real interesting to see. Also have them for track and field events. Likewise interesting to see.
2012-08-04 07:43:33 PM  
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kevinatilusa: ...You'd get something that says a lot more about differences in swimsuit technology/training than any sort of actual comparison between swimmers?"

I would like to see how fast they can do 100m in 55 degree open water like the first olympics.
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