The bogus Syncho swimming gold medalist from Barcelona

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  1. grafselesfan

    grafselesfan Banned

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    Here is Kristin Babb Sprague who won one of the most controversial golds in Olympic history at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. She completed a simple, mediocre routine which received inflated scores, particularly on the technical merit side. It ws such a controversial win she was later forced to share her gold medal with her Canadian rival Sylvie Frechette:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drrjuz9Q-Sc
     
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  2. nfor304

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    That b***c.
     
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  3. heycal

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    It's about time someone brought this up here.

    But wait, isn't syncho swimming itself kinda bogus?
     
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    Ummmm. Just curious, but if the event is Synchronized Swimming and there is only ONE person in the pool, how do we know when she's out of synch? Personally, I think this should be replaced with the Tug of War event. Yep - used to be an Olympic event....
     
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  5. Underhand

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    I'd vote for beer drinking contest as a replacement.
     
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