Rebecca Adlington did a similar thing, last year.
(Original post by Sir Fox)
So? How is beating Lochte on the last 50m not swimming temporarily faster than the world's fastest man? I didn't say she is overall superior to this guy.
After the 800m individual freestyle, she posted a 28.91. The Ye 28.93. and Lochte did 29.10, with Lochte and Ye doing half the distance. Different strokes, admittedly, but you wouldn't see people screaming how Adlington doped if something similar had happened.
Fact is, this Chinese girl saved some in the tank for the last 50m and Lochte took his foot off the pedal. He went from beating WR pace, to 2 seconds behind it. It's not like she smashed any records either, she was still a full second behind OR pace. It just means her swimming tactics involve her saving it for a final sprint, as she did yesterday with her second gold.
Last edited by Tabris; 01-08-2012 at 15:12.