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.
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.
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.
Katie Ledecky “only” needs to win two individual events in Tokyo to move to #2 all-time in individual golds.
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.
Der viemalige Olympiasieger Roland Matthes ist am Freitag in Wertheim (Baden-Württemberg) nach kurzer, schwerer Krankheit im Alter von 69 Jahren…
Roland Matthes swept the 100 and 200 backstroke for East Germany at both the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games.
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).
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?