The swimming is as a hobby for pleasure and fun, it renews the activity, it doesn’t show the violence and power that in Olympic games or competitions.
in this article we introduce The 5 Most Influential Swimmers of All Time:
The 5 Most Influential Swimmers of All Time:
1-Michael Fred Phelps:
Michael is an American former competitive swimmer and the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals,
Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals, Olympic gold medals in individual events, and Olympic medals in individual events.
When he won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps broke fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz’s 1972 record of seven first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens,
Phelps won( 4 gold and 2 silver medals ), and at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he won five gold medals and one silver. Also This made him the most successful athlete of the Games for the fourth Olympics in a row.
2- Mark Spitz:
Also known as Mark the Shark, Spitz is a retired American swimmer who won seven gold medals in the 1972 Munich Olympic games.
This achievement has only been surpassed by Michael Phelps, who won eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympics. Spitz was named World Swimmer of the Year in 1969, 1971, and 1972. He also set 33 world records.
3- Matt Biondi:
He is a member of the United States Olympic Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame, also ,Biondi went to Seoul in 1988 with all guns blazing and steamrolled his competitors to clinch 7 straight medals, 5 of which were golds, creating four new world records in the process.
4- Bob Bowman:
Bowman coached Michael Phelps to his 22 Olympic medals. His impact on high-level swimmers is truly immeasurable. and, He has been named the greatest swimming coach of all time and created his own brand.
5- Dara Torres:
Torres staged her comeback after seven years away from the sport in Sydney 2000 and walked away from the International Aquatic Centre with two golds and three bronze medals to her name.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the then 41 year old smashed a century old record held by Britain’s William Robinson to become the oldest swimmer to win a medal at the Games.
A unique aspect of her outstanding tally of twelve Olympic medals (4 of each colour – gold, silver and bronze) is that she has won at least one medal in every single Games that she’d been a part of, in 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008.
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