Italy’s Federica Pellegrini is among the biggest mainstream sports stars swimming has to offer, and her social media following backs that up.
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.
By winning seven medals in Tokyo, McKeon became the first woman since Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina to lead an Olympic Games in medal count.
This is an ad-free, one-off, 170-page editorial Olympic Guide produced for media outlet’s coverage as well as for swimming nerds around the world.
There are 13 countries that will be sending more than 20 swimmers to Tokyo. Unsurprisingly, the United States tops the list, with 53 swimmers.
Still only 16, Romanian David Popovici is already the fastest swimmer aged 18 and under in the history of the men’s 100 freestyle.
The guide will provide all of the information you need to follow along with the swimming events at the upcoming Olympic Games.
Hungarian Katinka Hosszu will be among the swimmers competing in their fifth Olympic Games in Tokyo.
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.
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.
Michael Phelps owns the seven fastest back-half splits in history, with his blazing 26.34 from the 2009 Quebec Cup topping the charts.
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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