Roland Matthes

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Swimming Previews: US Seeks 7th-Straight Men’s 100 Back Gold

If World Record holder Ryan Murphy (above) wins gold in the 100 backstroke in Tokyo, this will be America’s 7th consecutive gold medal in this event.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Swimming Previews: Rylov Puts US Streak At Risk In 200 Back

The Americans have won sixth consecutive Olympic gold medals in the men’s 200 backstroke, but Evgeny Rylov is poised to put an end to that run.

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Take A Look at the Historic Progression of Men’s Olympic Swimming Medal Leaders

Even the most casual swim fans know that Michael Phelps is all-time Olympic medal leader, but here’s the other men who have led the swimming medal count.

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How Difficult Is It To Win Multiple Olympic Gold Medals In Individual Events?

Katie Ledecky “only” needs to win two individual events in Tokyo to move to #2 all-time in individual golds.

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Roland, My Guide In Swimming

Olympian John Naber: I have spent the last two days in shock and mourning over the news of the sudden death of my role model in Olympic sport, Roland Matthes.

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Stimmen zum Tod von Olympiasieger Roland Matthes

Der viemalige Olympiasieger Roland Matthes ist am Freitag in Wertheim (Baden-Württemberg) nach kurzer, schwerer Krankheit im Alter von 69 Jahren…

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4-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Roland Matthes Dies at 69

Roland Matthes swept the 100 and 200 backstroke for East Germany at both the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games.

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Happy Olympic Day: Check Out The 20 Most-Decorated Olympic Swimmers Ever

June 23 marks Olympic Day, a holiday dedicated to the Olympic movement and its three pillars: move, learn and discover. To celebrate, we’re giving swim fans a chance to move (their mouse to scroll lower down this page), learn (about the most-decorated Olympic swimmers of all-time) and discover (some swimming legends they may not have previously known).

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Revenge of the Nerds, Part 2: All-Time Men’s Olympic Medal Winners

It’s no secret that Michael Phelps sits atop the Olympic medal heap – but by how much? And just how strong is the American men’s legacy?

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