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  • Australia takes on the undefeated USA - Men’s 4x100m Relay | Video

    Australia takes on the undefeated USA - Men’s 4x100m Relay

    The 4x100 meters freestyle relay is traditionally one of the most expected events in Olympic swimming. The final in Sydney 2000 took that even further.   Side by side, in lanes 4 and 5, teams USA and Australia as the strongest contenders for the Gold medal. The USA had Gary Hall to finish the relay; Australia had Ian Thorpe as its final swimmer. And an arena packed with Australian supporters.   And that wouldn’t be the only dispute to look at. Sweden in lane 1, Brazil in lane 2, Germany in lane 3 and Russia in lane 7 all wanted the bronze medal.  
  • Australia takes on the undefeated USA - Men’s 4x100m Relay | Video

    Australia takes on the undefeated USA - Men’s 4x100m Relay

    The 4x100 meters freestyle relay is traditionally one of the most expected events in Olympic swimming. The final in Sydney 2000 took that even further.   Side by side, in lanes 4 and 5, teams USA and Australia as the strongest contenders for the Gold medal. The USA had Gary Hall to finish the relay; Australia had Ian Thorpe as its final swimmer. And an arena packed with Australian supporters.   And that wouldn’t be the only dispute to look at. Sweden in lane 1, Brazil in lane 2, Germany in lane 3 and Russia in lane 7 all wanted the bronze medal.  
  • Australian Ken Wallace Paddles to Gold in K1 500m | Video

    Australian Ken Wallace Paddles to Gold in K1 500m

    Ken Wallace of Australia paddles to gold in the K1 500m. Canadian Van Koedverden makes a strong start and leads most of the race, but Wallace comes from behind and powers to surpass the canadian, crossing the line first in 1:37.252. Van Koeverden receives the silver medal and Tim Brabants of Great Britain claims the bronze. Canoe Sprint Men's K1 500m - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Ken Wallace (AUS), Adam Van Koeverden (CAN), Tim Brabants (GBR)
  • Australia's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony | Video

    Australia's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony

    Rower James Tomkins leads Australia's Olympic athletes in the Parade of Nations during the Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremonies. Marching with pride the Australia athletes carry the Olympic hope of their nation. Australia - Parade of Nations - Opening Ceremony - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Australian Pair's Performance Proves They're Golden | Video

    Australian Pair's Performance Proves They're Golden

    Australian duo's succesful performance leads them to Olympic gold in the coxless pair final, picking up Australia's 6th gold medal of these games and the 3rd Olympic medal for Ginn. Drew Ginn and Duncan Free cross the finish line clocking 6:37.44, over one second quicker than the Canadian crew, who has to settle for silver. New Zealand claims the bronze medal in 6:44.19. Rowing Men's Coxless Pair Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - AUS, CAN, NZL
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