Sunday, July 1, 2012

Who is Anthony Ervin?

2000 Olympic 50 Freestyle Gold Medalist and 2001 50 Free and 100 Free World Champion sprinter Anthony Ervin retired from swimming in 2003 at age 22. Tonight his return to swimming could earn him a spot on the London Olympic team. He's the #1 qualifier for the 50 Free final with a personal best 21.74.

"That time, tied for third-best in the world, left the normally loquacious Ervin so giddy he barely knew what to say.

“It’s the best time,” he said. “That’s what it’s always about in swimming, right, chasing down the best time? We’ll see what happens tomorrow, right? Then you might actually want to write something about me.” He walked away without waiting for questions."

New York Times - "Spreading Joy of Swimming, Ex-Olympian Finds It Again" 
New York Times - "One Cool Dude Needs One Good Swim"

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