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Do you remember ‘Eric the Eel’ as the UK media dubbed him during the 2000 Olympics?

If you don’t, he was the competitor from Equatorial Guinea who swam the 100m in the Olympics, but came so far last that it looked like the time when the fat kid at school was made to run the 1,500m on school sports day.

Anyway, I was chatting about this recently and so I looked him up on Wikipedia. It turns out his time for the 100m freestyle was 1:52.72. I can swim quicker than that.

So, which nation wants to sign me up for the next Olympics? I’ve always fancied going to Rio!


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