The New York Times looks at the surprise gold in women’s swimming won by newcomer Liu Zige:
Who was this 19-year-old swimmer who had never competed in an international meet before? How had she shaved more than a second off the world record in the 200-meter butterfly? And how had her teammate Jiao Liuyang also surpassed the old record in claiming the silver medal?
[…] There were no easy explanations after the race. Liu’s coach angrily denied the suggestion by Western
August 15, 2008