Dominant wrap-up of European Championships 2016

by SwimSwam 4

May 25th, 2016 Industry, Ivy League, Lifestyle

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Adam Peaty put up the most dominant swim of the 2016 European Championships in the London Olympic pool. His 58.36 in the 100m breast won with a dominance factor of 2.35%–well over a second in front of the field.

Peaty’s high-energy stroke is simply unmatched. In addition to dominating a fast field by more than anyone at European Champs, he also broke his 2014 Championship Record. That swim gives Peaty the top 3 times in this event of all-time.

  • One other swimmer dominated the competition by over 2%: Laszlo Cseh’s 1:52.91 in the 200 fly blew out the competition, led by Viktor Bromer at 1:55.35. At 31 years old, Cseh swam the 7th-fastest 200 fly ever, AND the fastest time since 2009. He DOMINATED the event’s Championship Record by 1.30%, more than any swimmer in any other event.
  • The only swimmer at the meet to break a European Record was Gregorio Paltrinieri in the 1500 free. He already owned that record, but his 14:34.04 DOMINATED his previous record of 14:39.67. That is the second fastest 1500 freestyle EVER SWUM.
  • The most dominant relay at the meet was the Dutch women’s 4×100 Free Relay. Their 3:33.80 dominated the field by almost FOUR SECONDS, or 1.81 dominance points.

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{The “Dominance Series” is hosted by SwimSpray and researched, compiled and written by Travis Knop, Andrew Chadeayne, and Aimee Schmitt}








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Human Ambition
5 years ago

What about most dominant female individual swim?

tea rex
Reply to  Human Ambition
5 years ago

That would actually be the Netherlands’ 4x 100 free (1.81%), followed closely by Sjostrom’s 50 fly (1.80%)

bobo gigi
5 years ago
Rule Britainia
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

Why has this got so many down votes? All you Americans down voting it because you know us Brits are gonna smash you at the Olympics! Haha!