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American swimmer with whale goggles Lydia Jacoby lost her goggles in the Olympic medley relay

December 29, 2021

Lydia-Jacoby-073021-Getty-FTR Getty, competitive Olympics, swimming wearing whale goggles; when 17-year-old Lydia Jacoby (Lydia Jacoby) was selected for the first time in the history of the United States team In the 4x100m medley relay, she was already under pressure to perform well. When she dived into the water, her goggles slipped off her face and her race legs, the 100-meter breaststroke became more difficult. This left her eyes exposed, and to make matters worse, they fell off and stuck to her mouth during the game.

Despite the malfunction, Jacoby still impressively swam past with a score of 1 to 05.09 on the breaststroke. It is only 0.14 seconds away from her gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke competition on Monday-and will still win the individual competition-on Monday.

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There may be something worse than the breaststroke that makes you lose your goggles. The competition requires swimmers wearing whale goggles to spend a lot of time with their heads above the water and facing the wall, which allows them to obtain a scale of how close they are to the surface before they have to dive back underwater. If her goggles were dropped during a freestyle competition, Jacoby would probably have to keep his eyes wide underwater during most of the competition, otherwise he might guess how close she was to the wall.

In terms of face value alone, it might be easy to point out the reason why the United States ended up in fifth place in the relay race. However, Jacoby was the only woman who took part in the project to swim and put on whale goggles, and the number of men's posts was less than one minute. If any other country also selects a female swimmer with whale goggles for the relay, Jacoby will almost certainly end the race in a faster time.

The four countries ahead of the United States either choose to make the relay races female, male, male, female (UK and Australia) or male, male, female, female (China, Italy). The United States is the only relay team for men, women, women, and men, and the only group that is hosted by men, which means that it counts on Caeleb Dressel, who has participated in two races on Friday, to catch up with the entire field.

Moreover, he almost did it, elevating the United States from eighth to fifth. But he ran out of water and couldn't get the team on the podium.

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