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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bobo gigi
8 years ago
Rule Britainia
Reply to  bobo gigi
8 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!

Human Ambition
8 years ago

What about most dominant female individual swim?

tea rex
Reply to  Human Ambition
8 years ago

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