Monday, October 01, 2007
There is a new Sheriff in town and her name is Kate Ziegler?
Laure Manaudou and Kate Ziegler have become the new Ian Thorpe and Michael Phelps rivalry. Like Ian Thorpe, who was appearing to be on the ropes a year before he retired, Laure Manaudou is looking a bit beat up as well. Despite that Kate Ziegler owns both the 800m and the 1500m world records, Manaudou still gets top billing in that rivalry and apparently Kate Ziegler does not want to wait till Beijing to change that.
Kate Ziegler is now in Europe, (if the website Swim News is accurate), to challenge Manaudou's SCM records at the "... Essen International next week with her sights set on the global standards achieved by her French rival. ..." If she does that, then there is a new sheriff in town and her name is Kate Ziegler. [Link]
Above is a YouTube of Kate Ziegler racing Laure Manaudou at Worlds.