MOSES Ed (1980) United States / Swimming
Considered America's greatest breaststroke hopeful after he set two world records in the 100 and 200m in the short pool in 1999, Ed Moses failed at least in part at the Sydney 2000 Games. At the Aquatic Center the US swimmer was surprisingly beaten by Italy's Fioravanti, whom no one had expected to win. Moses didn't even make the podium in the 200 metres. Without a doubt he was still reeling from his victory in the 4x100m medley relay together with fellow countrymen Krayzelburg, Crocker and Hall.He will get another chance in Athens in four years time because he has abandoned the idea of becoming a professional golfer for the time being.