Although there were dozens of incredible viral videos to choose from this year, ultimately, the Swammy Award goes to Fu Yuanhui, who didn’t know that she had won a bronze medal in the Olympic 100 backstroke until halfway through her post-race interview.
Check out a full preview of tonight’s medley relays, with full projections of all 16 finalists based off of their flat start times done here in Rio.
As this year’s Olympic swimming comes to a close and I get ready to return to the deck in September with my young swimmers, I took a moment to figure out some simple shareable lessons from this year’s Olympic swimming.
In case you haven’t seen them, the post-race interviews with China’s Fu Yuanhui after her semi-final and final 100 meter backstroke swims from Rio are breaking the internet.
Daily Dominance is the best way to describe the swimming competition in Rio.
Abbey Weitzeil’s huge split on the 4×100 free relay gives a spark of hope to an American medley relay originally projected to take silver.
The heated grudge-match between Lilly King and Yulia Efimova will take place last night.
After getting touched out in the 400 free on day 1, China’s Sun Yang swam to his first gold of these Games, earning the top of the podium in the men’s 200 freestyle.
Repping the stars n’ stripes Ryan Murphy of the USA managed to continue a longstanding tradition of American excellence in the 100m backstroke with a gold medal performance. His 51.97 makes him the fastest textile swimmer of all time in the event and ranks as the second fastest performance ever only behind Aaron Peirsol’s world record.
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.
Canadian Kylie Masse won bronze in the women’s 100 back in a new national record, the Canadian women three medals in three days.
JUEGOS OLÍMPICOS RÍO 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Natación: Agosto 6-13 Estadio Olímpico Acuático, Parque Olímpico de Barra, Río de Janeiro…
Japan’s Katsumi Nakamura became the first Japanese man to swim under 48 seconds in the 100 free, setting the new Japanese Record at 47.99.
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.