Liu Zige

The Oldest (And Most Underrated) World Record: Grant Hackett’s SCM 800 Free

Hackett’s 7:23.42 world record set in July of 2008 is almost six seconds faster than anyone else in history.

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Kansas City Chiefs Win First Super Bowl in 50 Years: a Swimming Retrospective

On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in 50 years. We use that as a measuring stick to mark the passage of time in our own sport of…

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Which Super-Suited Records Can Be Broken? Tier 4

Our series counts down the supersuited world records most and least likely to be broken. We start with Tier 4: the unthinkables.

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Rikako Ikee Lowers Own Japanese, Pan Pac Records In Women’s 100 Fly

Rikako Ikee broke her own Japanese and Pan Pacific Championship meet record to win gold in the women’s 100 fly, becoming the 4th-fastest performer in history.

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2018 Pan Pacs Previews: Tale Of Two Distances In Women’s Fly Events

Japanese teenage sensation Rikako Ikee is tied for the fastest time in the world this year in the women’s 100 butterfly (56.23).

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Ciao Ciao Gomma. Ora Rimangono 17 Record Del Mondo E 13 Italiani

Battere un Record fissato con i costumi gommati è sempre una gran soddisfazione. Già nel 2008, la tecnologia applicata ai…

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Govorov Knocks Off Suited World Record, But Many Still Remain

Nearly half of the LC world records on the books are still from either 2008 or 2009.

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Rikako Ikee Moves to #5 in All-Time Rankings in 100 Fly

Rikako Ikee’s tear through the Mare Nostrum series continued on Saturday with another new Japanese Record.

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Ken Wood, Coach of Multiple World Record Breakers, Dies in Australia

Legendary Australian swim coach Ken Wood has died, the Australian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association has posted on their Facebok page….

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SwimSwam Pulse: 40% Pick W 200 Fly As Longest-Lasting World Record

More than 40% of SwimSwam voters selected Liu Zige’s 2:01.81 in the 200 fly as the current world record that would last the longest, narrowly edging the men’s 200 free (1:42.00 from Paul Biedermann).

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Emma McKeon Ties Schipper’s 56.23 For Aussie Record, 4th All-Time

Emma McKeon equalled the Australian Record of Jessicah Schipper (56.23) in the women’s 100 fly semi-finals.

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Penny Oleksiak Breaks Own Junior World Record, Wins Silver In 100 Fly

Penny Oleksiak broke the junior world record in the women’s 100 fly winning silver.

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2016 Rio Olympics Preview: Chinese 3-Peat in Peril in Women’s 200 Fly

Though the world record is safe in the women’s 200 fly, China’s dominance in the event on the world stage is less certain.

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Ranking The World Records Heading Into Rio: Women’s Edition

Katinka Hosszu will take on one of the toughest world records on the books in Rio: the women’s 400 IM.

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Sarah Sjostrom Cranks Out Championship Record in 100 Fly Semis

Sarah Sjostrom put up a meet record in the women’s 100 fly in 56.12 to qualify first for the final.

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