2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Swimming: August 6-13
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
- Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m PST/EST (1:00 p.m local), Finals – 6:00 p.m/9:00 p.m PST/EST (10:00 p.m local)
- SwimSwam previews
- Rio Schedule & Results
- Live Stream (NBC)
EUROPEAN SWIMMING MEDAL TABLE AS OF RIO DAY 8:
EUROPEAN SWIMMING RECORDS BROKEN ON RIO DAY 8:
|Pernille Blume||W 50 Free||24.07||Danish record|
|Aliaksandria Herasimenia||W 50 Free||24.11||Belarusian Record|
|DEN||W 4×100 Medley||3:55.01||Danish Record|
|GBR||M 4×100 Medley||3:29.24||British Record|
In London Great Britain had a disastrous Olympic Games winning only one silver and two bronze in the pool. Since that point British Swimming has done an overhaul of their structure and their approach, which paid great dividends in Rio.
In the pool the British team won one gold and five silver medals at the 2016 Games. British swimmers also set one world record and seven new national marks, which is a pretty good improvement over a four-year period.
Although the team will walk away from Rio with their heads held high after achieving what they did there will still be some broken hearts because of the team’s near misses. There were seven British swimmers who finished in fourth in their respective events.
- Ben Proud – men’s 50 freestyle – 0.19 from the bronze
- James Guy – men’s 200 freestyle – 0.26 from the bronze
- Andrew Willis – men’s 200 breaststroke – 0.08 from the bronze
- Max Litchfield – men’s 400 IM – 1.91 from the bronze
- Fran Halsall – women’s 50 freestyle – 0.02 from the bronze
- Chloe Tutton – women’s 200 breaststroke – 0.06 from the bronze
- Hannah Miley – women’s 400 IM – 0.15 from the bronze
This could be seen as a positive or a negative, but it doesn’t which viewpoint you have the fact remains the Brits are headed in the right direction.