2016 Olympics: Day 3 Prelims Photo Vault

Maya Dirado - 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Maya Dirado – 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Maya Dirado - 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Maya Dirado – 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Missy Franklin - 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Missy Franklin – 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Missy Franklin - 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Missy Franklin – 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Katie Ledecky - 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Katie Ledecky – 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Katie Ledecky - 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Katie Ledecky – 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Melanie Marsalis - 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Melanie Margalis – 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Melanie Marsalis - 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Melanie Margalis – 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Michael Phelps - 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Michael Phelps – 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Michael Phelps - 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Michael Phelps – 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Tom Shields - 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Tom Shields – 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Tom Shields - 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Tom Shields – 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -courtesy of simone castrovillari

Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.

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swimdoc
4 years ago

Shields —- pre piano.

pinodee
4 years ago

Anyone notice that on one side of the caps the American flag is backwards? Been torturing me and my OCD

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Reply to  pinodee
4 years ago

Imagine you’re looking at actual flag that’s on a flagpole. If you’re standing on its left, it will look normal, with the field on the left hand side but if you’re standing to the right of the flag, it will also look “backwards.” The caps are designed with that in mind. U.S. military uniforms are similar — flags are worn on the right shoulder, and have the field to the right, so assuming the person wearing the flag is moving forward, it never looks like the flag is moving backward (e.g., retreating).

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Reply to  Robert Gibbs
4 years ago

Interesting…thanks for the insight! 🙂

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