- Search for the unedited version yourselves, you sickos.
Water polo looks tough enough from above the water. Diving into the depths of the pool reveals a chaotic scene of ferocity. Kicking, grabbing, pulling, punching, struggling — it’s all legal underwater. Players thrive on it.
If that’s the case, then I’m betting this isn’t the first time something like this has happened, and I bet it isn’t always accidental. What better way to temporarily distract an opponent?
- South Korean weightlifter dislocates elbow while lifting the equivalent of 1.63 TrogloPundits:
Here’s the video. It doesn’t look all that bad from this angle:
Eh. Seen worse. The pictures are harder to look at. Sorry for the athlete: he was a gold medal contender.
- What if every sport was photographed like beach volleyball?
Man, I was eating when I clicked that link.
- Olympic Pics of the Day:
After the U.S. Women’s Eight won gold:
Hey, when you win, you throw the coxswain in the water. It’s tradition.
But these women don’t just excel at throwing smaller people into the water (nice hang time there, by the way):
The U.S. women’s eight rowing team won gold on Thursday, continuing a dominating run that includes two golds and a silver over the last eight years. Led by coxswain Mary Whipple, a tiny dynamo who keeps her team focused, the team hasn’t lost a race in eight years. They beat Canada, the silver medalists, by more than a second.
An undefeated run lasting since Beijing is impressive on its own. But it grows more impressive when you take a look at each rower’s academic credentials.
Caryn Davies has a bachelor’s from Harvard and is pursuing a law degree from Columbia. Caroline Lind graduated from Princeton then earned a master’s degree in accounting from Rider. Esther Lofgren has a degree in economics from Harvard. Susan Francia has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Penn. Stanford, Cal-Berkeley and Yale are also represented on this team. Several of the rowers have postgraduate degrees.
Even more impressive: Esther Lofgren has a blog.