if only swimming betting was more commonplace, I would be a very rich man by now
July 26th finals:
200m free: Phelps
(1.40) from Hackett, Sprenger and Rosolino.
The big ugly yank will have too much (swimming) class for this field.
100m back: Peirsol
(1.42) from Bal, Rogan and Morita.
Peirsol is the 3rd generation of American males who have dominated this stroke. Jeff Rouse - Lenny Krayzelburg - now Aaron Peirsol. Thanks to the continuing improvements in technology, he also holds the world records for all 3 distances in the discipline, as far as I am aware.
100m back: Couglin
(1.45) with Buschulte and Coventry fighting out the minors.
Again, class will prevail, and you shall be witness to the best underwater streamline work in womens swimming - an area in which the US is far more efficient than AUS.
1500m free: I am close friends with both the Aussie girls in this event, Steph and Sarah, but sadly they both failed to final. With the absence of the beautiful frenchgirl Laure Manadou, this looks a race in two between Cooke and Conway.
On betfair, both these swimmers aren't listed individually, therefore a bet on THE FIELD @ 1.53 appears a mighty fine option from where I'm sitting, with 6th seeded American champ Kate Ziegler the only unlikely danger. In fact, I have just realised that Ziegler is the only name individually listed in the race - therefore a bet on THE FIELD = 7 swimmers against 1, not forgetting that Ziegler only qualified 6th for the final.
The use of BOLD
denotes a banker
Back tomorrow with more...
Edit: no womens 100br for some reason
, Liesel would have had nice odds.