Saturday, March 21, 2009
Spotted! Double Olympic medalist wearing the nero!
blueseventy's nero comp has just made a splash in 2009 at the British Gas Swimming Championships, held at Ponds Forge Aquatic Centre, Sheffield. The five day event has seen British and World records broken and has featured our ever popular blueseventy nero comp swimskin. David Davies (pictured above) double Olympic medalist, winning bronze for 1500m in Athens 2004, and Silver in Beijing for his strong effort in the new marathon 10km Open Water event, (unknowing to us at blueseventy) chose to wear the blueseventy nero at the Ponds Forge event. He has had great success so far in this week's Championships with his nero comp bodyskin, winning Gold in the Mens Open 400m Freestyle and Bronze in the Mens Open 200m Freestyle. The 1500m final, Davies' specialty event, takes place tonight so all eyes will be on him.
Heather Frederikson, who was once an endurance specialist, winning both the British 10km Open Water Championship and 4.5km Grand Prix on the same day in 2004, proved her strength and determination at the Beijing Paralympics when she fought her way back to pool competition after an accident left her with limited use of her right arm and leg. She won 4 medals, including gold in the 100m Backstroke and has set numerous records. Heather, with her bubbly personality and contagious smile is another great ambassador for blueseventy. She broke the S8 World Record this week in the 100m Backstoke and gained the S8 British Record and another Gold medal in the 50m Freestyle all in her nero comp bodyskin.
The feedback about the nero comp on pool-side has been fantastic! Both coaches and athletes are keen to get on board with blueseventy and make waves in pool against our rival suits. For this reason the Nero is in high demand, which is fantastic for the year ahead with plenty more meets to come as well as the British Nationals in 18 weeks time.