Monday, July 08, 2013

Eric the Eel

Apparently yesterday's thrilling race in the Louis Vuitton Cup between the Emirates Airlines team and... well, nobody... is not the first time in international sports that there has only been one competitor in a race.

Who can forget the first heat of the 100 meters freestyle in the swimming at the Sydney Olympics in 2000?

Eric 'The Eel' Moussambani raced an epic race against... well, nobody... to win the heat and also break the Equatorial Guinea record for the event.

Check the video out here. (Unfortunately embedding is disabled because this event was so historic.)

Mr. Moussambani's achievement has inspired a whole generation of Equatorial Guinean Olympic swimmers.

Who knows? Yesterday's race might inspire a whole new generation of America's Cup sailors interested in the sport of one-boat racing.

Go Eric!


Baydog said...

And people looked at me funny when I first expressed skepticism at this whole dog and pony show. Bus Mossbunker is rolling in his grave.

kiwiyates said...

I don't care - the Kiwis still won....

Tillerman said...

They did.

And here's a hot tip. Bet on the Kiwis in today's race too. I have inside knowledge that they will win and go 2-0 up in the series.

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