Laure Manaudou will not be swimming in next month's Fina World Cup in Sydney. The Daily Telegraph states that last Saturday she pulled out with no immediate explanation provided. [Link]
My favorite Manaudou source, Maly, who has ocassionally postec on this blog said this on a Timed Finals message board: "... I read yesterday in L’Equipe that Kate Zeigler had [fired] her up, I think that is good for her because Laure likes swimming against something or someone , it motivates her more. ..."
The photo to the right can be seen at guyomedw photo stream at Flickr.com. Here is a direct link to the photo: [Link]