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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.

      



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. 

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shadow_of_doubt
Jan. 14th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I want to see this movie! The clip he showed at the con looked so good. I wish it would come to the States.
shing_
Jan. 14th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
It would be so cool if Victor was shown in the States but I'm pretty doubtful it'll happen. If I find a d/l, I'll let you know because one needs to see this for Mark's body alone. :)
shadow_of_doubt
Jan. 14th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'd really appreciate it! And yep, Mark's body is a sight to behold.
zillah975
Jan. 15th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
If I find a d/l, I'll let you know

Hi! Any chance you might make a post about it? I'm a huge fan of Mark's and am looking hard for a download with no success. I hate to ask you to remember to ping a total stranger with the info, but if you might post publicly if you find one, I could friend you or track your public posts or something to be alerted.

Also, if you're curious how I got here, I have a Google alert set up for items about Mark's movie, and your post popped up. :)
shing_
Jan. 15th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Ah, the Google alert. I know it well :)

So, hi and welcome. If I find this movie somehow, will definitely let you know.
zillah975
Jan. 16th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
Thank you!! And if I find it, I'll let you know. :D
jerseybelle77
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
Man, does the fact that we were so close to that man but DIDN'T get to see that body annoy you as much as it does me? Because men who look like that should just walk around shirtless all the time.
shing_
Jan. 15th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
But we did get to TOUCH that body! And marvel at his huuuuuuge arms. Yes to the shirtless-ness! With low-riding jeans... yummmmmmm
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