Friday, August 10, 2012

Congratulations to Richard Weinberger!

Congratulations to Richard Weinberger of Victoria, BC and his coach, Ron Jacks for winning an Olympic bronze medal to day in the Mens 10KM race. This was the first Olympic 10KM in history so this is kind of a big deal.

This Olympics saw all of the medalists hail from BC and all in freestyle events and 2 of the 3 in distance events, interestingly enough. My hope is that, when any evaluation is done on Canadian and Ontario swimming, we can look at the success that BC (none of theses athletes were BC Centre imports) is having and figure out how we can replicate that across the country. Do we need to reinvent the wheel? Maybe in BK, BR, FLY and IM... 

Anyway, a hardy congrats to Richard and to Gold medalist, Ous Mellouli (who now has Olympic Gold Medals in the pool and in open water ... and also knows who you are, HHBF).