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Date: 08/08/08 07:43 PM

66 Responses to World`s Worst Olympic Swimming Trial

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2008 at 7:43 pm
    Link: World`s Worst Olympic Swimming Trial - Two are disqualified for jumping the gun. The last one races against himself. Guess who won?
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    marilizeit Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 7:49 pm
    failtastic.
  3. Profile photo of day456
    day456 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 7:50 pm
    that was pretty hard
  4. Profile photo of sportsfan94
    sportsfan94 Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2008 at 7:51 pm
    I actually found myself cheering for the guy at the end
  5. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 7:52 pm
    That guy (im not kidding) does not know how to swim. He has only swam a few times and he is in the olympics
  6. Profile photo of Melissa921
    Melissa921 Female 13-17
    193 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    was it just me, or was he REALLY slow??
  7. Profile photo of GrnFantasic
    GrnFantasic Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    I`d do a nice relaxing swim to waste everyone`s time. Or do something weird, like doggy paddle.
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    shivarama Male 13-17
    327 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 8:05 pm
    they must feel so stupid
  9. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 8:07 pm
    he started swimming nine months before this, and the first two jumped just for him. nice to know that sports arent always about winning.
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    laMigra77 Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    I`d like to see swimming made a little harder thses days... perhaps fill the pool with jello or man-eating sharks or fat guys in speedos.
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    Melissa,
    He was going slow because he didn`t need to go fast. I swam faster than that back in highschool. It was on purpose
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    beenyweeny Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    haha I love how they were just trying to think of something to cheer for lol
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    Tdogg111 Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2008 at 8:13 pm
    he was probably just like fu-uck it im gonna waste everyones time
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    75574 Female 13-17
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    August 8, 2008 at 8:18 pm
    Aw. XD Poor guy. He looked exhausted towards the end.
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    duckinfuh Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 8:19 pm
    i`m pretty sure he wasn`t swimming slow on purpose. he was REALLY struggling and slowing way at the end.

    and he now holds the record for 100m freestyle for equitorial guinea.

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    duckinfuh Male 18-29
    891 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 8:19 pm
    ^slowing way? i don`t even know where that came from...

    slowing down*

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    moosekid Male 13-17
    348 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 8:22 pm
    I`m more of a land creature myself.
  18. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 8:28 pm
    Aww! Now no one will take his win seriously! D:

    Worst gold ever.

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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
    1856 posts
    August 8, 2008 at 8:30 pm
    ^it wasnt the gold finals, just a qualifier.
  20. Profile photo of Sobii
    Sobii Female 13-17
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    August 8, 2008 at 8:31 pm
    that would be my greatest dream. not having any pressure to beat the people next to me and just swimming at your own happy pace
  21. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 8:32 pm
    Well, worst qualifier ever.
  22. Profile photo of Gerbear
    Gerbear Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 9:24 pm
    this was from sydney?! old! anyhoo
    those announcers were a lil mean and sarcastic
    though the last guy didn`t seem to know too much what he was doing
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    Seak Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 10:38 pm
    Swimming by yourself just doesn`t seem to be fun.
  24. Profile photo of Zokki
    Zokki Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:19 pm
    Nah, he`s a fantastic swimmer. He was just too busy laughing at his opponents ;D
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    wtfstoner55 Male 13-17
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:27 pm
    Ahhh... Eddie the Eel. Brings back some memories. He`s in one of the Guinness World Record books for this. 2002 or 2005, can`t remember which one.
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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2008 at 11:54 pm
    So, like, were those real announcers?...or am I just like, stoned, or whatever...
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    adorevintage Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 12:54 am
    Double FAIL.

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    T3h-Wraith Male 13-17
    645 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 1:15 am
    I can`t even begin to imagine what the guys sitting on the side were feeling, watching this guy struggle in the water like that must`ve only added to the humiliation.

    I laughed. Hard.

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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 1:29 am
    Dammit, I guessed wrong!
    Haha! Sucks for those other guys. Wonder how they felt...
  30. Profile photo of Numenor5
    Numenor5 Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 2:40 am
    Fantastic! gave me a great laugh

    I just learned from wikipedia that he learned to swim just 8 months before... he`s my hero! Does he start in Beijing?

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    jeswra Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 4:17 am
    To me it looks like he`s just goofing around.
  32. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2008 at 4:30 am
    I hate when then put laugh tracks on these types of vids
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    hrlhrl2000 Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2008 at 5:07 am
    The commentators are Roy Slaven and HG Nelson. Yes, they are comedians. Google them and also `Fatso the Fat Arsed Wombat`.
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    abcdxyz Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 5:15 am
    if i was the only one,. i would`ve done some slow swim or something like the doggie paddle to go across the pool
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    GIAG Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2008 at 5:27 am
    That was a from a show called "The Dream" hosted by "Rampaging" Roy Slaven and HG Nelson. The show was on every night during the Sydney Olympics and was very funny. One night they commentated the table tennis final. "ping pong ping pong..." You had to see it, I guess.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2008 at 6:46 am
    sad.
  37. Profile photo of eladrelkce
    eladrelkce Male 30-39
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    August 9, 2008 at 6:48 am
    I have a sore throat from laughing so hard!
  38. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 7:00 am
    Ha!
    retards in the olimpics!
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    cleminem9919 Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 7:09 am
    ...... who won? :p jk lol
  40. Profile photo of Chappell
    Chappell Male 13-17
    69 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 7:55 am
    wtf happened to your limbs, opiebreath
  41. Profile photo of TBirdVBall
    TBirdVBall Female 18-29
    519 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 8:33 am
    Well...that was...lame.
  42. Profile photo of peasnquiet
    peasnquiet Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 10:29 am
    As a swimmer, watching that just made me cringe. I don`t recall ever watching this coming out of Sydney though.
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    ze_pilot Male 13-17
    127 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 10:38 am
    At 1:50 the commentator says "Well, I`ll tell you what I like about the black guy..."

    LMFAO racist much?

  44. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 11:14 am
    WOAH That was unexpected. >_>
  45. Profile photo of idolmonkey
    idolmonkey Female 18-29
    330 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 11:28 am
    Soo, since this was years ago, does anyone know what happened after that?
  46. Profile photo of masterx
    masterx Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 11:58 am
    hahaha... i want to know if i can win if i race against myself...mmmm
  47. Profile photo of ChodeNugget
    ChodeNugget Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    comedians or not, i found those announcers mega annoying.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    ze_pilot
    Male, 13-17, Eastern US
    64 Posts Saturday, August 09, 2008 10:38:13 AM
    At 1:50 the commentator says "Well, I`ll tell you what I like about the black guy..."

    LMFAO racist much?

    ======================

    ^^ Idiot.

    That guy actually went out there and did his best, he lucked out. I`m pretty sure this was for the 2004 Olympics (wouldn`t be 2002 because those were winter olympics, and swimming in winter isn`t a good idea)

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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2220 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 1:30 pm
    Is that Eric the eel??
    I remember him!
  50. Profile photo of NYAAN
    NYAAN Female 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    what`s sad is that the guy`s not fooling around. he was really trying. whose idea was it to go for a medal in an area they couldn`t practice,let alone win in?
  51. Profile photo of ne028
    ne028 Male 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    lol @ black ppl and pools
  52. Profile photo of Marce
    Marce Female 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 4:50 pm
    The guy comes from a country where the biggest pool is 20 metres. He learned to swim eight months before going. I have the biggest respect for him, for going out and swimming, and he probably can swim faster than most people laughing at him.
  53. Profile photo of Marce
    Marce Female 13-17
    70 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 4:54 pm
    and he was in the 2000 Olympics..hence the boards with Sydney written on them in the background.
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    risingflamez Female 13-17
    649 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    awwh i just googled him, he was determined to finish..

    and they didn`t let him in the 2004 olympics becaue of a visa!? bah! it`s the olympics! make exceptions. he should be competing this year, his personal best is under 57 seconds now!

  55. Profile photo of Numenor5
    Numenor5 Male 18-29
    75 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 12:32 am
    Yeah it was in the Sidney Olympics, but he didn`t make it to the finals due to the rather bad time ;)
  56. Profile photo of Siaba9
    Siaba9 Male 13-17
    42 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 6:36 am
    Holy crap he`s terrible, I swam a 1.26 when I was only 10 o.O


    At least he beat his countries record?

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    wakeofshadow Female 13-17
    175 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 7:18 am
    the flip turn was horrible he shoul dhave used it longer... not a good swimmer. the othere would have finished a lot sooner!
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    Fartacus Female 50-59
    529 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    Guy could use some swimming lessons.
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    Fojos Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2008 at 4:53 pm
    "Holy crap he`s terrible, I swam a 1.26 when I was only 10 o.O"

    No, you didn`t. Lol @ people on the internet.

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    Chaos7 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2008 at 6:52 pm
    *cough* *It`s because he`s Black* *cough*
  61. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
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    August 10, 2008 at 7:58 pm
    "`Holy crap he`s terrible, I swam a 1.26 when I was only 10 o.O`
    No, you didn`t. Lol @ people on the internet."
    actually thats pretty realistic..
    my 100 free is 1:06.

    i have a lot of respect for him, having the courage to go up there and swim even though he isnt that good.
    but how on earth did he qualify for the olympic trials?
    and if you jump the gun, don`t you get to re-do it?
    thats how all my swim meets went.

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    richoricho Male 40-49
    1036 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 11:29 pm
    ROy and HG ROck
  63. Profile photo of Fojos
    Fojos Male 18-29
    170 posts
    August 12, 2008 at 5:36 am
    actually thats pretty realistic..
    my 100 free is 1:06.

    So you`re only around 10 seconds slower than the world record for women?

  64. Profile photo of Zynenu
    Zynenu Female 13-17
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    August 14, 2008 at 5:19 am
    haha i remeber eric the eel what a champ...
  65. Profile photo of lyssa751
    lyssa751 Female 30-39
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    August 22, 2008 at 9:17 pm
    had the whole pool to hiself.
  66. Profile photo of lilbroder
    lilbroder Male 18-29
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    September 13, 2008 at 8:48 pm
    FIRST No, for Olympic qualifying rounds you only get one chance because its just to qualify and they have to move faster than what they would at a typical meet.

    Second, I respect him for having the courage to do that but that was a slow time.

    Third, 1:06 is a slow time. considering you`re in yard not meters. And That i can swim breast stroke faster than that.

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