Chilly B.C. water may slow powerful Australians
Squad from Down Under in Victoria gearing up for world championships
Cleve Dheensaw, Times Colonist
Published: Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Australia is often used as a reference point for Canada at the Summer Olympics and Commonwealth Games. Unfortunately, that has never been a flattering comparison from the Canadian perspective.
But maybe we have discovered the Kryptonite to neutralize these super Aussie athletes -- B.C. water.
"We knew it was going to be cold but it was a true shock yesterday when we went into the water in Cordova Bay," said Aussie Olympic triathlon head coach Bill Davoren.
The powerhouse Australian team has made Victoria its training base since last week in preparation for the 2008 world championships, which take place Friday through Sunday in Vancouver. And the Aussies know English Bay will be just as cold as Cordova Bay after a cool B.C. spring.
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