Articles by Daniel Takata

Will 200 Freestylers Finally Produce Sub-1:45 Swims On A Regular Basis?

David Popovici has brought new life to the men’s 200 freestyle, becoming the first man since 2009 to break 1:43 this past summer.

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How Rare Is It For Swimmers To Hold World & World Junior Titles Simultaneously?

On the heels of a perfect LC season, David Popovici joins an exclusive list of swimmers who have held both the World and World Junior titles at the same time.

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From Popov to Popovici: A Look Back at Amazing 100 Free Back-Half Splits

Romanian sensation David Popovici now owns nine of the 15 fastest back-half splits in the history of the men’s 100-meter freestyle.

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David Popovici Climbing All-Time Rankings of Most Sub-48 Swims in 100 Free

In 2022, 17-year-old Romanian David Popovici has been under the 48-second barrier 11 times so far, tied for the most ever in a calendar year.

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European Championships: The First Step To Greatness

Sarah Sjostrom is one of many legendary swimmers who first made an impact on the international stage at the European Championships.

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Adam Peaty’s Project Immortal: A Mathematical Review

We take a look at the time Peaty would need to achieve in the men’s 100 breaststroke so that he’s the world record holder as long as he lives.

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2022 Commonwealth Games: Top Priority

No less than a dozen Olympic champions in individual events will be competing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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How Fast Have The Post-Olympic World Championships Typically Been?

History tells us that while there are some outliers, the World Championships generally tend to be slower than the Olympics were one year prior.

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Swimmers Who Have Set The Most World Records In A Single World Championships

Lilly King was on fire in 2017, setting four world records at the World Championships in Budapest.

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Which Swimmers Have Medalled Across The 50/100/200-Meter Distances At Worlds?

Russian breaststroker Yuliya Efimova has medalled in all three distances three separate times at the World Championships.

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Do Host Countries Do Well At The Olympics? Not So Much

While history shows that host nations typically do well at the Games, their performance in the swimming pool does not follow suit.

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What If The Super Suits Had Not Been Banned In 2010?

How fast would Katie Ledecky be in a super suit? We try to answer that question.

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Why Did So Many Unknown Swimmers Medal At The Tokyo Olympics?

Every Olympics has its upsets, but would these unexpected medal winners have been the same if the Olympics had been held in 2020?

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Kristel Kobrich Set To Become First Swimmer With 10 World Championship Appearances

Chilean Kristel Kobrich has appeared at every LC World Championships dating back to the 2003 edition in Barcelona.

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Sarah Sjostrom Is The Queen of Sub-24 Swims In The Women’s 50 Free

Sjostrom has broken the 24-second barrier 17 times in the women’s 50 free, accounting for more than 40 percent of the overall title in swimming history.

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