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Cecil Healy, Olympic swimming gold, silver and bronze medallist in Manly Surf Life Saving Club swimsuit, [no date] / photographer unknown

Cecil Healy, Olympic swimming gold, silver and bronze medallist in Manly Surf Life Saving Club swimsuit, [no date] / photographer unknown
Image by State Library of New South Wales collection
Biographical note: In the Stockholm Olympics, 1912, Healy entered the 100m event with fellow Australian Bill Longworth and American Duke Kahanamoku. All three qualified for the semi-final, with Kahanamoku clearly the fastest. Healy and Longworth then qualified from the first semifinal, but the three Americans, who were scheduled to qualify in the second semi-final did not, due an error by their team management. However, Healy intervened, saying if he was to win it would be against the best in the world. He assisted in an appeal to allow the Americans to swim another special race in order to qualify for the final. Despite protestation from other delegations, the Americans were allowed a separate race, with Kahanamoku qualifying for the final. In the final, Kahanamoku won easily, by 1.2s, over a bodylength, with Healy in second place. The two became lifelong friends and Kahanamoku lifted Healy’s hand higher than his own in the victory salute on the dais. Healy invited the Duke to Australia and board riding was introduced to Australia.
References: Wikipedia & Bombora – The Story of Australian Surfing (ABC Television)

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Posted by Grace & Billy - April 16, 2015 at 10:13 am

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Olympic swimmers (LOC)

Olympic swimmers (LOC)
Image by The Library of Congress
Bain News Service,, publisher.

Olympic swimmers


1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Photo related to the 5th Olympic Games, held in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1912. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).


Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2441-4

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Posted by Grace & Billy - July 21, 2014 at 10:14 pm

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A Look at ‘swimsuit Wars’ at US Olympic Trials

SportsA Look at ‘swimsuit Wars’ at US Olympic TrialsA Look at ‘swimsuit Wars’ at US Olympic TrialsThe Associated PressWhen a swimmer breaks a record, the first question is often what kind of swimsuit they’re wearing. A high-stakes battle between two top swimsuit makers has swimmers making tough decisions, and has landed the two rival companies in court. (July 3)((TRACK))((SUPER: Omaha, Neb.)) ((VO of people looking at swimsuit, PICS of swimmers.)) WHEN THEY’RE NOT WATCHING THE SWIMMERS, FANS ARE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THEIR SWIMSUITS – STATE-OF-THE-ART SWIMSUITS, WHICH TOP SWIMMERS SAY ARE HELPING THEM SHAVE SECONDS OFF THEIR BEST TIMES.((SOT))((SUPER: Olivia Luyckx/Swimming Fan))’It has a pretty big impact on me. It makes me want to wear the suit and see what it feels like.'((TRACK)) ((VO of people looking at, touching swimsuit.)) THE SUIT GETTING THE MOST ATTENTION IS SPEEDO’S LZR (laser) RACER.SPEEDO DESIGNED IT WITH THE HELP OF NASA.IT BOASTS POLYEURATHANE PANELS AND NO SEAMS.THE COMPANY BOASTS THE LASER HAS HELPED SWIMMERS BREAK MORE THAN 40 RECORDS SINCE FEBRUARY.((SOT))((SUPER: Craig Brommers/Speedo))’The Speedo LZR Racer has certainly caused a stir in the swimming world. It’s the most talked about swimsuit since Pamela Anderson’s in Baywatch.'((TRACK)) ((VO of swimmer wearing suits.)) BUT IT’S NOT JUST THE SUIT CAUSING A STIR.SPEEDO’S CHIEF RIVAL IS TAKING THE COMPANY TO COURT.EXECS WITH TYR (teer) SPORTS CHALLENGE SPEEDO’S RELATIONSHIP WITH USA SWIMMING.THEY
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Posted by Grace & Billy - April 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

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[HD] Yuna Kim’s Free Program for Olympic Season [NBC] – World Record here 133.95 / Olympics 150.06

☆Queen Yuna ☆2010 Vancouver Olympics Figure Skating Champion ☆One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Hero in 2010 ☆International UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador ☆Honorary Citizen of Los Angeles ☆Yu-Na Kim Day is on August 7th in Los Angeles. ♣This is Not Olympics one, but Same Performance ♣2009 1st Grand Prix TEB – FS ♣ George Gershwin Piano Concerto ●Yuna’s official site: ●Yuna’s official channel ●Yuna’s Twitter: ●Yuna’s Fan Twitter (FeversMedia): ●Yuna’s Fan Facebook: ●Yuna’s video channel (Fevers Forum): ●Yuna’s senior programs and world best socres. [2006-2007 season] —SP: El Tango de Roxanne (word best: “71.95” : 2007 world championships) —FS: The Lark Ascending [2007-2008 Season] —SP: Die Fledermaus —FS: Miss Saigon (world best: “133.70” : 2007 cup of russia) [2008-2009 Season] —SP: Danse Macabre (world best: “72.24” : 2009 4continents championships) (world best: “76.12” : 2009 world championships) —FS: Scheherazade (total world best: “207.71” : 2009 world championships) [2009-2010 Season] —SP: 007 Medley (world best: “76.28” : 2009 skate america) (world best: “78.50” : 2010 vancouver olympics) —FS: George Gershwin Piano Concerto (world best: “133.95” : 2009 trophee eric bompard) (world best: “150.06” : 2010 vancouver olympics) (total world best: “210.03” : 2009 trophee eric bompard) (total world best: “228.56” : 2010 vancouver olympics) Queen Yuna

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Posted by Grace & Billy - October 10, 2010 at 7:36 am

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