When was last Olympic swimming?

When was last Olympic swimming?

The swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 6 to 13 August at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

What country has the most Olympic medals in swimming?

In total Australia has won 58 swimming gold medals at the Olympic Games, second only to the United States, who have won 217. East Germany is in third place with 32 gold medals.

Who won 7 gold medals in swimming at the 1972 Olympics?

U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz wins his seventh gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Spitz swam the fly leg of the 400-meter medley relay, and his team set a new world-record time of 3 minutes, 48.16 seconds.

Who won the swimming competition in latest Olympics Rio 2016?

The performance of the Great Britain Swimming team at Rio 2016 is the most successful since 1908. The most recent gold medal was won by Adam Peaty in both the 100m Breaststroke in Rio 2016. Rio saw the Swimming Team came home with one gold and five silver medals.

Who is the father of swimming?

Michael Phelps

Personal information
Weight 194 lb (88 kg)
Spouse(s) Nicole Johnson
Sport Swimming

What is the oldest stroke in swimming?

Some people refer to breaststroke as the “frog” stroke, as the arms and legs move somewhat like a frog swimming in the water. The stroke itself is the slowest of any competitive strokes and is thought to be the oldest of all swimming strokes.

Which country has the best swimmers in the world?


Top Positions %
1 United States 23.0
2 China 8.5
3 Russia 7.8
4 Great Britain 7.6

Who is the best swimmer in the world?

Top 10 Swimmers of All Time

  • Michael Phelps, born 1985.
  • Aleksandr Popov, born 1971.
  • Pieter van den Hoogenband, born 1978.
  • Johnny Weissmuller, born 1904 – died 1984.
  • Grant Hackett, born 1980.
  • Krisztina Egerszegi, born 1974.
  • Debbie Meyer, born 1952.
  • Kristin Otto, born 1966. Kristin Otto is a German Olympic swimming champion.

Who is the most successful Olympic athlete to date?

Michael Phelps
List of Olympic medals over career

No. Athlete Total
1 Michael Phelps 28
2 Larisa Latynina 18
3 Marit Bjørgen 15
4 Nikolai Andrianov

Who is the most famous female swimmer?

Katie Ledecky is the most decorated female swimmer with six awards, followed by Evans, who won five consecutive awards from 1987 to 1991.

What’s the longest race in swimming?

The women’s 1,500-meter free is the longest pool race in the Olympics. It equates to 0.93 miles, or 30 laps of the Olympic pool. While it’s a new Olympic event for women this year, it has been contested at world championships for years.

Who is the coach of the Brazilian swimming team?

Fratus is coached by his wife Michelle Lenhardt, who if added to the Olympic coaching staff will become the first Brazilian swimmer to represent the country at the Olympics as both a coach and an athlete – she represented the country at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games as a member of the Brazilian 400 free relay.

When did Brazil participate in the Winter Olympics?

Brazil has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 1992, though to this date no Brazilian athlete has won an Olympic medal in winter sports. The country’s best result at the Winter Olympics was a ninth-place finish achieved by snowboarder Isabel Clark Ribeiro at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

What’s the fastest time for a Brazilian swimmer?

Event Time Date Meet 50m freestyle 20.91 WR 18 December 2009 Brazilian Open 100m freestyle 46.91 WR 30 July 2009 World Championships 200m freestyle 1:45.51 21 December 2018 Brazil Open 400m freestyle 3:45.85 19 April 2021 Brazilian Olympic Selection Trials

Who is the National Olympic Committee of Brazil?

The National Olympic Committee for Brazil is the Brazilian Olympic Committee. The entity was created in 1914 and recognized in 1935. Rio de Janeiro in Brazil was the host city to the 2016 Summer Olympics.