Tuesday, August 19, 2008

More Olympic Musings

Timothy Carlson (formerly of Triathlete Magainze) wrote a preview piece for Slowtwitch handicapping the Mens race. Granted, trying to handicap a race such as yesterdays is a tough one.

It was great to see Simon basically make Tim eat his words yesterday.

Here's what Carlson wrote about Whitfield.

"While Simon Whitfield gave us the textbook example of Dave Wottle-style impossible come from behind stretch runs at Sydney in 2000, Simon sadly is now well into his 30s and does not have the old snap."

"Sad to say, while exuberant, funny, joyful Simon has improved his swim and bike to the first rank eight years after his stirring 2000 Olympic victory, his run is no longer his invincible ace in the hole. Just ask Matt Reed, who out-sprinted Whitfield to the line at Vancouver."

HA. Take that.

Here is a video interview of Simon as he went to Canada House over in Beijing

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"CBC drew its biggest television audience of the Beijing Games on Monday nigh with coverage of Canadian Simon Whitfield winning a silver medal in the men's triathlon. A peak audience of 2.57 million viewers tuned in at 11:49 p.m. ET as Whitfield, of Kingston, Ont., took the lead in the final 100 metres of the 10-kilometre run before finishing second, five seconds behind hard-charging German Jan Frodeno.

An average of 1.59 million viewers watched CBC's Olympic Prime show (6 p.m. to midnight ET). Pacific Prime saw its largest average audience yet of the Games by attracting 746,000 viewers.

Story link Here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

best part of the olympics so far, dramatic finish. i think they had a great cast, kudos to the bike mech.. gabor. fun times for the rest of the week. col's unc