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Old 07-31-2011
LennartLarsson LennartLarsson is offline
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Default Sun Yang

Would be interesting to get some professional comments on the 1500 M race in Beijing. I have never seen anything like it. The guy swam with a SPL of 27-28 in a 50 M pool. His final 100 meters, when putting on the legs, was unbelievable. He took more than 2 seconds, that he was behind the world record of Grant Hackett, on the last 2 lengths. What a performance!

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Old 07-31-2011
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Inspirational to say the least!
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Old 08-01-2011
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His stroke is beautiful...I didn't want the race to end. But what an ending!

Did you notice his kick? I don't know what you call it, it wasn't a 6-beat I don't think. It looked to me like a 2-beat with a flutter thrown in.

His stroke was so long and fluid, he reminded me of Shinji. Especially since he doesn't have the sprinter's "lope" & is more symmetrical. I believe he's only 19, so I hope we have many more years of seeing him race.
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Old 08-01-2011
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Default Has he ever learnt Total Immersion way?

I just wonder if he has ever learnt Total Immersion way of Freestyle swimming. For me, Yang is showing exactly the steady-propelled and slippery freestyle that Terry taught us years ago.
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Old 08-01-2011
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"I just wonder if he has ever learnt Total Immersion way of Freestyle swimming. For me, Yang is showing exactly the steady-propelled and slippery freestyle that Terry taught us years ago."

Mike: Exactly my opinion.

And of course I meant Shanghai :-)

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Old 08-01-2011
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Default Good video?

Does any one have a link that would show some underwater footage of that 1500m race. I'm dying to see what's happening below the surface, but can't find anything online.
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Old 08-01-2011
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I haven't found a full race video, but I believe this clip picks up around the 750m turn, but does include some under-water shots where you can see his kicking rhythm.

http://www.dailynewsofopenwaterswimm...-shanghai.html

Just a couple of quick comments, while his arm stroking is incredibly smooth and consistent (27-28 SPL, WOW!) it doesn't appear that his kick is always as evenly weighted or synchronized with his arm motion. Obviously, the relaxed 2, 4 or sometimes 6 beat-kick works well for him. The main difference I noticed was that (other than the last 100) his feet come rarely come up for air as he maintains a "low amplitude" kick relative to the other swimmers in the pool. I'm sure that's part of the reason he was able to make up over 2 seconds on the world record over the last 100 as he added a steady, propulsive kick and picked up his stroking rate.

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Old 08-01-2011
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If you follow the 'TI vs other swimming methods' thread, you can see that I have linked to an Italian site that has the entire 1500m race available, with lots of underwater footage showing Sun's interesting kick (combination of two, four and six beat, as far as I can see). He has a beautifully even and regular arm stroke with hardly any splash, which contrasts with Cochrane's, which is also very good but with a lot more splash, especially on his non-breathing side.

Cochrane mostly has a six-beat kick, I think, although there aren't as many opportunities to watch his kick in this race.

I think if Sun really set his mind to it he could knock quite a few more seconds off his new record. Probably he would need to swim just a tiny bit faster for each 50, and then he wouldn't need to sprint quite so hard over the last hundred. As he said after the race, he was concentrating more on winning than on setting the record. He had plenty left in the tank by the last hundred.

I wonder if he or his coach have seen the footage of Shinji?
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when putting on the legs, was unbelievable. He took more than 2 seconds, that he was behind the world record of Grant Hackett, on the last 2 lengths. What a performance!
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Sun Yang tested positive for banned stimulant
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