The following is not a blow by blow recap of the meet. If you want that, go to a news website or check the results for yourself here.
Kind of burying the lead here, but James Magnussen won the relay for the Australians. He had a 47.4, shocking leadoff that makes me want to go back and redo my 100 freestyle choice. He flipped .1 ahead of Michael Phelps and then outswam him by a half second on the second 50. Did you ever think you would see that?
The 400 free was a disappointing time but not a disappointing race. Tae Hwan Park's 3:42 was probably on the slow end of what most people saw in this race, but watching him effortlessly pull away from the field at the 250 mark was pretty awesome. Sun Yang broke free from a huge pack that was in contention for silver coming down the final stretch.
Finally, right before that men's relay was a nearly as exciting women's relay. It seemed that Netherlands hopes would be dashed when the US got out to a sizable lead on the front half despite going up against Inge Dekker and Ranomi Kromowidjojo. But the Dutch had a nearly flawless back half. A lot of ugly splits on that relay but another great race.
See you tonight...