In a stunning victory Michael Phelps became the first swimmer to win four consecutive gold medals in a single event at the Olympic Games. Phelps was a 1:54.66 at the wall to win the race by almost two full seconds, asserting his dominance as the greatest swimmer of all time.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte could possibly be setting up their last Olympic showdown of all time in this event. Phelps is the top seed, the three-time defending Olympic champ, Lochte the world record holder, and they’re not alone in the competition.
Phelps won his heat over Thiago Pereira with what appeared to be an extremely easy 1:58.41. Phelps and Lochte are set up for a potential final showdown in the final tomorrow night assuming they move past the semifinals.
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.
Kyle Chalmers of Australia and Caeleb Dressel of the United States raced in the same heat. Chalmers got the better of Dressel in 47.90 while Dressel finished just one one-hundredth behind him in 47.91.
The heated grudge-match between Lilly King and Yulia Efimova will take place last night.
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.
One of the most asked questions to the SwimSwam staff during the 2016 Olympic Games so far have been how to see splits from the races. Here is a step-by-step guide to ensure that you’re able to see all the splits.
2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…
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.