In the frame pf the blazing and sometimes contradictory ХХХI Summer Olympic Games-2016 in Brazilian Rio-de-Janeiro finished fiery and very speedy competitions of the best swimmers all over the World.
ET water masters, born in the USA, 31-years-old Michael Phelps and 19-years-old Katie Ledecky became the most titles not only swimmers, but athletes of Rio’s Games.
Forever young MP in the waters of the Olympic aquatics centre won six medals: five golds in the men’s relays 4×100 m and 4×200 m free, as well as in the 200 m fly and IM, plus one silver in the 100 m fly.
Now mega swim star has 23 (!!!) main Olympic awards. At the same time American beat the famous record of legendary old Greek athlete Leonidas of Rhodes, who during the antique Olympiads (164 -152 BCE) earned 12 champions’ titles on three foot races. Michael posted 13 individual Games’ victories after Rio-2016.
Many times World records holder and champion, incredible Katie Ledecky in the Olympic pool took five medals, including gold in the 200, 400, 800 m free (with Planet’s record) and in the women’s 4×200 m free relay, plus silver in the relay of the 4×100 m free.
The fourth in this table set Hungarian super star, Iron Magyar Katinka Hosszu with three Olympic gold medals and one silver.
American swim team was the first in the total medals’ score 33 Games’ awards (16 golds, 8 silvers and 9 bronzes). Australian dolphins won the second place (3-4-3) and Hungary with the main efforts of Katinka placed the third (3-2-2). USA swim team dominated in the Olympic pools since the Barcelona’s games of 1996.
Russian swimming team won four medals on the Olympic Rio’s pool. Many times World champion, 24-years-old Yulia Efimova clocked two silvers in the women’s 100 and 200 m breaststroke.
Other two bronze medals were earned by two representatives of Russian new swim wave, 19-years-old Anton Chupkov and Evgeni Rylov. Rising stars of Global swimming respectively won the 200 m breast with a national record and the 200 m back with a European best mark. At the same time Russian team swims without any gold medal at the fifth Olympiad in a row.
Next Planet’s forum of all best water athletes will be the FINA 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest from 15 till 30 July 2017, which our site Mr Swimy will, inch Allah, observe.
Photos: USA Today Sports, Reuters, RIA Novosti