Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Lasting Images from Beijing - Part 8
The finish at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Beijing will be extremely close. The athletes will be separated by tenths or hundredths of a second in exciting photo-finishes. Like other world championship events, the medalists may be decided by the collective judgment of the finish referees who will need to review the video-tape.
There is good reason why Petar Stoychev is considered to be one of the most experienced and best open water swimmers in the world. Look at his finishing touch at the qualification race at the Beijing Olympic venue. This classic finishing form will serve him well at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim finish on August 21st.
Photo by Pei Qingsheng.
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