World Championships Podcast – Halfway Report

We’re at the halfway stage of the World Championships in Russia and it’s been a phenomenal first four days for Britain. The usual podcast crew of Bob, Katie and Steve are joined by Commonwealth Champion James Goddard to dissect the opening half of the meet.

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2 thoughts on “World Championships Podcast – Halfway Report”

  1. Hi Steve,

    Excellent podcast as usual. I think back to when I listened to my first podcast which was two years ago about Worlds. Back then there was very little to be positive about, in fact the only positive was the emergence of James Guy. How times have changed!

    On the Mens medley relay I agree Guy should get the fly spot as he’s on form and has the belief. Tough on Barrett and Laxton but the momentum is with Team GB and they should go with the best team available at the moment. That said there’s an opportunity to swim one of them in the heat to see who’s on form. In the heat I’d go with Tancock, Murdock, Barrett/Laxton and Jarvis. All change for the final with Walker-Hebborn, Peaty, Guy and Scott. Duncan Scott had the fastest split in the 4×100 Free heat swim and I think he’s worth a go. I’ve watched him swim all his successful Junior International swims and he never lets the team down. I think he’s worth a gamble to bring the team home to a medal (maybe Gold if all goes well).

    On Adam Peaty, surely in with a shout for Sports Personality of the Year. The swimming community should all get behind him, Chris Froome will be the obvious favourite but Peaty should make the SPOTY podium.

  2. One other thing, The National Anthem!

    I’d love to see our swimmers singing it. Fran always gives it her all, I noticed Nick Grainger singing his heart during James Guy’s Gold medal ceremony in the crowd until he saw himself on telly and stopped! Be proud and sing your heart out, you deserve it.

    At the Commies only the Scots showed their passion for their Country on the Podium, let’s see (and hear) some singing.

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