Aaron Peirsol first broke the LCM world record in the 200 backstroke all the way back in 2002. He is still the world record holder in the event to this day.
Gregorio Paltrinieri won his first world title in the 1500m freestyle at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia, in a final that was without Sun Yang.
After winning three golds at the 2000 Olympics, the Netherlands’s Inge de Bruijn won her first world title at the 2001 World Championships in Fukoka, Japan.
In the finals of the 200m backstroke at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, Kirsty Coventry won gold and set a new world record of 2:04.81.
Celebrate the 2020 Olympic year virtually by rewatching opening and closing ceremonies on the official YouTube channel of the Olympic Games.
Almost 20 years ago, Michael Phelps made his Olympic debut at the 2000 summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, beginning his impressive career.
Running out of activities to do in confinement? Give your brain a workout with this word find, written by Fayth Doherty!