One of the most popular Olympic events, swimming, where the male and female Olympic swimmers vie for fame and glory of the thirteen recognized events each, which will take place 50-meter pool. In fact, he was back in 1896, that swimming was the modern Olympics held in Athens. Back is a separate event was added in 1900. Initially, the butterfly was considered a variant of the frog, but it was recognized as a style of swimming at the Olympic Games in 1952. Currently, four swimming strokes recognized, they are: freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. Although individual medley ", or IM, is composed of all four strokes are combined, made in a specific order:. First, a butterfly, then backstroke, followed by breast and then a swim freestyle Here are some of the swimmers famous Olympian who have done great business of all these events.
Famous Olympic Swimmers
Johnny Weissmuller "Tarzan" : Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan movie Fame, was also one of the best swimmers in the world during the 1920s. He won five Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal. It has also set 67 world records and has never lost a swimming race, retired from his swimming career undefeated. Of course, most people remember from Tarzan represents the characteristic cry of Tarzan, which he had invented.
Dawn Fraser : Dawn Fraser, is considered the greatest female swimmer in the world, which is the first woman to swim 100 meters event in less than a minute. When he was 12 years, in 1952, Sydney in collaboration with the local coach noticed her bathroom. At dawn gained popularity in 1955 when he broke at the time of lists of up to 880 meters freestyle events. He shot to international fame at the Olympics in Melbourne in 1956, when he broke the 100-meter freestyle record, which was founded 20 years ago, Willy Den Ouden. Only 18 years, won three medals in his first Olympics.
Ian Thorpe: An Australian Ian Thorpe won five Olympic gold medals and 11 gold medals at the world championships. No one else in his country was able to match the gold medal match, while his World Cup performance has put him in second place in swimming. In addition, he was nominated four times World Swimmer of the Year by the international magazine Swimming World.
Jennifer Beth Thompson: He has won 12 Olympic medals, including eight gold, when he represented the United States Olympic Games in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004, when the most decorated swimmer in Olympic history.
Mark Spitz: Born in 1950, he won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics, held in Munich, setting world records in all seven events. Widely recognized as one of the greatest athletes ever, he was named swimmer of the year in 1969, 1971 and 1972. In addition, the Sports Illustrated magazine voted him one of the greatest Olympic athletes of the century and 2000. In addition, the International Olympic Committee named him as one of five athletes of the century.
Mary T. Meagher: Named "Madame Butterfly", which set a record in 1981 with the 200 butterfly event. Another record I had done was in the 100 meters butterfly in the same year. Later, made its way to several other feats that brought glory and fame of her. For example, she won gold medals at the Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles in 1984 in the 200 meters and 100 meter butterfly races, plus another butterfly leg of the medley relay gold for women. Then in 1988 the Olympic Games, held in Seoul, won a bronze medal in the 200 butterfly.
Matt Biondi: Born in 1965, Matthew, Nicholas diversity has won 11 Olympic medals, will participate in 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympics. He responded to Mark Spitz win seven medals firm in one Olympics in 1988. Biondi won five gold in Seoul, where records in four events.
Laure Manaudou: He is a Frenchman in the world, European and Olympic swimming champion and world record currently stands at 200-meter freestyle (long course) and 400-meter freestyle (short course).
Michael Phelps: a world record holder in a series of events. Among his achievements are the medals won in eight Olympic Games were held in Athens in 2004, of which six were gold. He was named World Swimmer of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007.