Category: Jason Lezak
No matter what sport, profession or occupation you follow, Michael Phelps is an example of excellence. He is not always the winner but is always the best at what he does.
As predicted the US Olympic swim coach figured Jason Lezak was over the hill and kept him out of the 4 x 100 meter relay final. On the anchor leg France’s Yannick Agnel passed our new fair haired boy Ryan Lochte and took the gold. It was the reverse of 2008. Agnel’s time was 46.74 and Lochte’s 47.74. In 2008, Lezak swam the anchor leg in 46.06.
This past week I have been avidly watching the swimming competition in the Olympic trials. The United States is unquestionably the world’s swimming powerhouse. Just to be invited to the trials is a big honor. One must be among the world’s best swimmers to get an invitation. I know because at one time I was a swimmer, desperately trying to be at least mediocre and failing at that. But I know great swimmers when I see them. Obviously Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are the finest swimmers in the world, and their exciting head-to-head duels were mesmerizing. But I was more thrilled for Jason Lezak who came in sixth and barely qualified for the relay events.