Little to cheer for China as Phelps dominates – Shanghai Daily

From the Shanghai Daily:

Led by Michael Phelps’ seven gold medals, the United States dominated the world swimming championships in Melbourne. The Americans won a leading 36 medals, including 20 golds – equaling their best showing in 29 years.

If the world’s other swimmers want to catch up, they’ve got some work to do before next year’s Beijing Games, especially the Chinese.

“We haven’t seen anything from China yet,” said Jon Urbanchek, special assistant to US men’s head coach Bob Bowman. “Hopefully, they’re not keeping anyone to surprise us.”

As the host country in 2008, the Chinese will be eager to top the medal count, and swimming offers a huge cache of gold, silver and bronze.[Full Text]


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