As we head into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Australia looks like the team to beat in the women’s 4×100 free relay. This year, the Aussies have 3 women under 53 seconds, with Cate Campbell (52.06), Bronte Campbell (52.58), and Emma McKeon (52.80) sitting 1st, 2nd, and 4th in the World Rankings.
Newly-minted World Record Holder Cate Campbell of Australia is the one to beat in the women’s 100m freestyle event at the 2016 Olympic Games.
The American quartet will be chasing gold as well as the Chinese World Record of 7:42.08.
FINA has pieced together old and new moments documenting world records across the long course and short course formats of our sport.
Katie Ledecky will attempt to handle Sarah Sjostrom in the 200 free in Rio in a blockbuster showdown between two forces in the sport of swimming.
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Hungarian superstar Katinka Hosszu has entered 5 individual events for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games that begin on August 6th, 2016…
Katie Ledecky holds two #1 times in the world in Olympic events.
Sarah Sjostrom has put up so many fast swims in butterfly that have pushed the boundaries of reality in the sport– she’ll attack the 100 fly in Rio, and the WR is very much so in danger.
The World Record in the women’s 50 freestyle is on watch at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and the showdown will see 3 of the top 10 fastest all time performers go head to head.
Sarah Sjostrom left the field in her wake in the 50 fly finals today, winning the race in a blistering 25.07. Now six-time Olympian Therese Alshammar came in 2nd with a 25.78, the only other swimmer to go sub-26 in the race.
Sarah Sjostrom (above) swam a world-leading 200 free time of 1:54.34 on Wednesday at the Swedish National Championships. That pushed her ahead of American Katie Ledecky, although the two swam their races very differently.
Race video above courtesy Sodertorn a-grupp. 2016 SWEDISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS July 6 – July 10, 2016 Norrköping, Sweden Competition Website…
Sarah Sjostrom racked up another win at Swedish Nationals, this time winning the women’s 100 fly with a blistering 55.95 to blow away the field.
In the finals of the women’s 200 freestyle, Sjostrom crushed the competition by almost a full two seconds to clench the victory in a time of 1:54.34, the fastest time in the world this year.