Articles by Daniel Takata

Will Phelps’ 400 IM Become The Longest Standing Men’s World Record In History?

Michael Phelps set the men’s 400 IM world record more than 13 years ago at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, clocking a scintillating time of 4:03.84.

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The Most Decorated Paralympic Swimmers of All-Time

American Jessica Long won six medals in Tokyo, giving her 29 for her career which ranks second all-time among swimmers.

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The Lowest Seeds To Win Olympic Swimming Gold Since 2000

Ahmed Hafnaoui won Olympic gold in Tokyo as the 16th seed in the men’s 400 freestyle—the second-lowest to reach the top of the podium since Sydney.

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The Swimmers With The Most Followers On Instagram

Italy’s Federica Pellegrini is among the biggest mainstream sports stars swimming has to offer, and her social media following backs that up.

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Ranking Nations By The FINA Scoring System At The Tokyo Olympics

FINA’s system scores the top 16 finishers per individual event and the top 8 in relays, bettering recognizing a nation’s depth than the medal table.

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Emma McKeon Becomes First Woman Since 1964 To Lead Medal Count At An Olympics

By winning seven medals in Tokyo, McKeon became the first woman since Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina to lead an Olympic Games in medal count.

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The Largest 2021 Olympic Swimming Rosters

There are 13 countries that will be sending more than 20 swimmers to Tokyo. Unsurprisingly, the United States tops the list, with 53 swimmers.

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The Fastest 18 & Under Swimmers Of All-Time In The Men’s 100 Freestyle

Still only 16, Romanian David Popovici is already the fastest swimmer aged 18 and under in the history of the men’s 100 freestyle.

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Swimmers Who Will Compete In Their 5th or 6th Olympics This Summer

Hungarian Katinka Hosszu will be among the swimmers competing in their fifth Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Women’s 200 Free Will Have Last Three Olympic Champions Converge For First Time

Tokyo will be the first time in history that an individual swimming event will see its last three Olympic champions competing on the Olympic stage.

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Swimmers With The Most Victories In History At The U.S. Olympic Trials

Katie Ledecky already has four U.S. Trials victories thus far in her career, and has a great chance to double that total next week in Omaha.

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The Fastest Back-Half Splits Of All-Time In The Men’s 100 Butterfly

Michael Phelps owns the seven fastest back-half splits in history, with his blazing 26.34 from the 2009 Quebec Cup topping the charts.

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All World Records Set In Mare Nostrum History

In almost 30 years, seven world records have been set in Monte Carlo, Canet and Barcelona, with Sweden’s Therese Alshammar the last to do so in 2007.

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Hosszu, Peaty Among History-Makers At 2021 European Championships

Katinka Hosszu became the female swimmer with the most medals in the history of the European Championships, now owning 24 of them dating back to 2008.

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The Most Decorated Swimmers In European Aquatics Championship History

No one has won more medals in individual events at the European Championships than Hungarian Laszlo Cseh: 18.

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