Sunday, August 17, 2008

Golden Girls

So the Olympic swimming program is over. The story is of course Michael Phelp's extraordinary achievement, but from an Australian perspective, one of the major things to come out of this meet is the form of the Australian Women's Swimming team. The Aussies won 6 gold medals at the pool, and all of them were won by women, either individually or as part of relay teams.

So all hail the golden girls of Australian swimming!

Liesel Jones - Gold 100m Breaststroke, Gold 4x100m Relay, Silver 200m Breastroke,

Stephanie Rice - Gold 4x200m Freestyle, Gold 200m Individual Medley, Gold Individual 400m

Libby Trickett - Gold 100m Butterfly, 4x100m Medley Relay, Silver 100m Freestyle

4x100m Medley Relay team

4x200m Freestyle Relay team


  1. I enjoyed watching the swimming events this year. Everyone did such a good job.

    I was especially taken with Libby Trickett, although all of the Australian swimmers were wonderful. Australia definitely has reason to be proud!

  2. ..ahem most of whom are from Queensland....*wink*

  3. Do you call yourself a Queenslander these days? ;-)

  4. Congrats to you and your fellow Aussies with such a great showing in the pool.

    Watching the swimming this Olympics was particularly exhilirating. So many records broken, close touches. I am especially proud of American's Dara Torres for swimming so QUICKLY at her "age."

    All very cool.

    Jill =)

  5. I've never been a huge swim fan, but this year with Michael Phelps has just completely sucked me in!! Stephanie Rice is utterly fantastic. And gorgeous to boot!

  6. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie - OI! OI! OI!

    What Phelps did was astounding as well - but our girls did us proud - and so did our guys who did their best and made it to the Olympics - which is more than I could have done :)

  7. I have always loved watching Olympic swimming, and this year was fantastic. Even though I naturally cheer for the American team, I have a soft spot for the Australians as well. They have a great team. Also kudos to Matthew Mitchum for his gold in diving. He was fantastic.

  8. Matthew Mitchum was amazing wasn't he! So exciting to watch and a great final dive!



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