Check out a breakdown of some of the more ‘open’ races at the 2017 World Championships.
Sarah Sjostrom did it again in Canet, posting the 3rd fastest 100 free in history.
Russia’s Anton Chupkov lowered his own national record at the Mare Nostrum stop in Canet, clocking 2:07.46 in the 200 breast to tie for #10 on the all-time list.
Cate Campbell missing the podium in both the women’s 50 and 100 freestyle events was one of the biggest surprises of the Olympic Games.
Of those who managed to get on the podium were several first time Olympians who have now established themselves as major players in the sport. Many of them are young, with plenty of progression still to be had as we usher in the new age of swimming.
It was a week of firsts in Rio for a few Asian countries with athletes swimming in the Rio Olympic Games. Among them were Khazakstan and Singapore, which saw their first ever swimming Olympic gold medals.
JUEGOS OLÍMPICOS RÍO 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Natación: Agosto6-13 Estadio Olímpico Acuático, Parque Olímpico de Barra, Río de Janeiro…
Swimming’s blue ribbon event will give way to a Aussie-American duel with a Canadian somewhere in the middle. Kyle Chalmers and Cameron McEvoy of Australia will be trying to take down both Nathan Adrian and Caeleb Dressel of the United States.
Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan was asked how he thought his home country would celebrate, he gave a very honest answer, “I think all of Kazakhstan will be drinking tonight.”
They’re the top two seeds for tomorrow’s final where they’re going to have one last final showdown to cap off one of the best rivalries in swimming.
Thanks to photographer Simone Castrovillari for these Olympic swimming photos.
Balandin won Kazakhstan’s first ever swimming Olympic medal, and he did it in winning fashion by taking gold in the men’s 200 breast with a 2:07.46.
Michael Phelps wins 200 butterfly gold.
Cameron McEvoy of Australia looks to be the man to beat after dropping a 47.04 in the 100m freestyle at the Australian Olympic trials.
Fu Yuanhui and Xu Jiayu both set Chinese records in the 100 meter backstroke tonight in two electrifying and surprising finals that put both swimmers on the podium.