Italy’s Fabio Scozzoli: The Human Stingray (Photo)

By CDR
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Photo Credit: Imgur

Many Olympic swimmers in London are so talented that they are often given nicknames.

Australian swimmer, James Magnussen, due to his overwhelming speed in the water is known as “The Missile.” Others like to call U.S. swimmer, Michael Phelps the “Baltimore Bullet.”

Well, we’d like to take a chance and officially give Italian swimmer, Fabio Scozzoli a nickname of his own. Ladies and gentlemen, behold Fabio “The Stingray” Scozzoli.

After seeing this 23-year-old’s pre-game warm-ups over and over again, we couldn’t help to notice his “freaky” exercises before races.

Literally, when this kid stretches his arms, the guy honestly looks like a stingray. Hopefully the “handle” catches up with the young Italian before the 2012 Olympics are over.

If Fabio Scozzoli ends up with the nickname, you know where you heard it first.

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10 Responses to Italy’s Fabio Scozzoli: The Human Stingray (Photo)

  1. FREAKY!

  2. J-Dub says:

    If it weren’t for the Olympics, this guy would be in a county fair freak show.

  3. Freaky, dude.

  4. chappy81 says:

    Maybe Tampa Bay should hire him to walk around and be their mascot!

    • CDR says:

      Great idea Chap! Maybe Fabio could swim for the fans too during the 7th inning stretch.

  5. CDR

    Let’s see FINA, the international governing body for swimming mandates changes within their sport concerning the apparel worn by the swimmers. But they’re not overly concerned with the physical stature and imposing figure of their athletes. When was the last time we heard of a swimmer testing positive for a banned substance? Not that this is a case where Scozzoli has been using an illicit substance.

    Fifteen years ago and as recently as 2004 and 2008, idiotic as#wipes of NBC were complaining about the stature of the Chinese female gymnasts.

    The Olympic ideals and what they now purportedly stand for has more to do with “capitalism and commercialism” than any to do with athletic excellence. And that came about when the Olympic Games became bastardized and opened up to commercialism. Rightly or wrongly, the games are now on a slippery slope. Look at the embarrassment now surrounding the IOC and the very fact one of the primary reasons there has been a lack of attendance for so many of the events . It has been because the IOC hierarchy saw fit to retain tickets for IOC executives, family members and so many corporate bigwigs. Now comes word that the IOC will be giving away tickets to members of the British military as a way of saving face. IIOC President Jacques Rogge is a corrupt and a lying sack of ###t! He’s cut from the same cloth as FIFA’s Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter, the likes of Goodell, Bettman ( NHL), Selig and David Stern.

    tophatal ……………

    • CDR says:

      You bring up great points Alan. In regards to doping, Chinese female swimmer, Ye Shiwen has received a tremendous amount of media attention, not for the good. The female young star is just 16-years-old and she is already dominating her class. On the 400-meter medley, Shiwen even swam faster than the gold medal winner, U.S. Ryan Lochte. Ever since then, Shiwen has been publicly criticized for possibly doping.

      Obviously, there is no proof and it’s sad to see a situation like this if Shiwen is really doing all these things based on talent. The Olympics has been known for many doping athletes and it’s clear that the “idea” of doping is getting worse.

      In terms of tickets, the Olympics made a mistake on this one. Yes, the family members, etc. should have the right to go and support the athletes, but retaining tickets for the sake of doing it for other people is wrong. Still, we think this is fixable. The Olympic committee learned from their mistakes and it shouldn’t happen again. At least we would like to think so.

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