2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…
A couple of juniors have taken the Olympic stage by a storm, including Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, who has won 4 medals so far in her first Olympic Games.
Finally Michael Phelps is up in the men’s 100m butterfly. This event is arguably the toughest on his schedule for him. He wasn’t remarkably fast at the US Olympic Trials but has shown throughout this meet that he’s much better than he was just a few weeks ago.
Florent Manaudou finally gets his opportunity to shine individually here in Rio with the men’s 50 free getting underway today.
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.
Michael Phelps will be competing in the heats of the men’s 200m butterfly shortly after where he’s not exactly the favorite. It looks to be a three man race right now between Phelps and his two rivals: Chad le Clos of South Africa and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. Both have said their fair share of talk about Phelps making this one of the most anticipated races of the games.
The 2016 Rio Olympics has set the stage for an epic men’s 100 fly showdown, with the defending Olympic champion and World Record holder, reigning world champion, Junior World Record holder, and several other international stars.
Michael Phelps’ performances last year at US Nationals in San Antonio set up an epic battle that will take place in Rio next week with him, Chad Le Clos and Laszlo Cseh all vying for Olympic gold in the 200 fly.
China’s Li Zhuhao is the fastest 100 butterflier in the world in 2016, but
Ye Shiwen bounced back to win the 200 IM on Wednesday at the Chinese Olympic Trials after placing just 7th in the 400 IM.
Shi Jinglin rose from the second seed to win the women’s 100 breaststroke at Chinese Olympic Trials, hitting the world’s #4 time in the process.
Cameron McEvoy cranked out the world’s fastest 100 freestyle so far this season (47.56) on day 1 in Perth and blew out the field again tonight in the 50m freestyle, scoring a 21.73 scorcher.
Chinese coach Xu Guoyi, the trainer for a host of accomplished swimmers including world record-holder Ye Shiwen, underwent surgery last month for cancerous tumors in his brain.
Li Zhuhao had an incredible breakout year, wreaking havoc on the butterfly Junior World Records over the course of 2015.
After breaking the junior world record yesterday in the men’s 100 breaststroke, Wang Lizhuo has lowered another junior world record with an impressive 27.52 in the men’s 50 breaststroke.