Ledecky took almost a two-second chunk off her world record, sporting a 3:56.46 at the touch. Ledecky was over a body-length ahead of the world record line and several body lengths ahead of the remainder of her competitors.
Katie Ledecky will swim her first individual event of these games this morning, taking things out in the heats of the 400m freestyle. The world record holder will be looking to enter her first Olympic final in this event.
Multiple world records are expected to go down at night 2 finals, including the 100 fly featuring Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom.
Seventeen-year-old American Kathleen Baker topped the world this morning in the heats of the 100m backstroke. It appeared as though she even shocked herself with a best time of 58.84. That time throws her into the medal hunt if she’s able to repeat in semifinals and finals.
Katie Ledecky will take to the pool for her first individual event of the Olympic Games; the 400 free.
Just eight swimmers have won gold medals after the age of 30. Michael Phelps is one of four athletes with a great shot to join that list this week
See the offical roster for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team.
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As we head into Rio, Team USA’s gold medal streak in the men’s 100 back is under fire. In Rio, the threat of Australia’s Mitch Larkin looms, and it looks like it could take a World Record to bring home the gold.
The Americans come in as the favorites in the medley relay with lots of talent and depth on all four legs.
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After contemplating retirement after wrapping up college swimming nearly eight years ago and heartbreak four years ago, backstroker David Plummer made his first Olympic team last month
Sorry, David. You are more than seven years over the average age. Try a little harder.
At an age group competition on Tuesday Jonatan Kopelev put up a 24.60 50 backstroke, which is the fastest time recorded in 2016…
The US men and women both lead the Olympic swimming psych sheets for seeds in the top-3, but Australia isn’t too far behind for second in both.