January 13th, 2008

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victor

At the Chicago Con, Mark Lutz promoted his new tv movie, Victor, about Canadian Olympic swimmer, Victor Davis.  I was flipping through the channels and discovered it was on today.  I watched the last 30 minutes (flipping between Victor and the Golden Globes newscast).

On a completely shallow note:  Sweet lord does Mark have a body on him  *droooooooolz*  I miss the days when swimmers used to wear speedos instead of the wetsuits that are popular now.  =)  According to wikipedia, Mark was a swimmer in his university days and Victor was a hero of his.
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On a more serious note:  I had no idea that Victor Davis passed away in 1989.  He was 25 years old.  A few months after retiring from competitive swimming, he was the victim of a hit and run in Montreal.  Victor's family donated 6 of his organs.



Victor Davis at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics where he won gold in the 200m breaststroke, silver in the 100m breastroke and silver in the 4x100 medley relay.

RIP.

ETA:  Apologies if this post screwed up your f-list.  It looked fine on my home monitor but at work, it's stretching the page and I know how annoying that is.  Anyway, pictures are now behind a cut.