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Former and Virtually-World File Holders: The Second-Quickest Performers All-Time


A palpable electrical energy engulfs the stands and sends shockwaves across the pool deck when a significant document is damaged. An analogous surge emanates via the gang and much on deck when a document is almost damaged. Think about on the 2017 FINA World Championships when American Caeleb Dressel almost broke Michael Phelps‘ 2009 World File within the 100 butterfly, registering a 49.86 to Phelps’ 49.82.

Phelps’ identify seems on the checklist of second-fastest performers all-time greater than an informal viewer of swimming would in all probability count on, however for these deeply entrenched within the sport, watching Phelps’ information fall has been a bittersweet march ahead for swimming. Phelps retains only one individual World Record in the 400 IM, although his affect, affect, and continued omnipresence is indelible.

Past Phelps, the checklist of second-fastest performers all-time consists of many legendary swimmers and former information that had been as soon as thought untouchable.

Phelps graces the checklist 4 instances, essentially the most of any swimmer, male or feminine.

Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte is the one girl to carry multiple place on the checklist as she stays the second-fastest all-time in each the 50 and 100 breaststroke.

Nice Britain’s Rebecca Adlington has held on to the title of second-fastest ever within the 800 meter freestyle, although it’s additionally value noting that American World File Holder and double Olympic gold medalist within the 800 free Katie Ledecky holds the top-22 quickest performances all-time, which means Adlington’s former World File has been crushed on 22 separate events by Ledecky.

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom has an identical dominance within the 50 butterfly the place she is the only real contributor to the top-16 quickest performances all-time, which means that the second-fastest girl in historical past within the occasion, compatriot and former-World File holder Therese Alshammar, occupies the 17th-fastest place on the all-time performances checklist.

Equally, on the boys’s facet, Ilya Shymanovich of Belarus is the second-fastest man ever within the 100 meter breaststroke, although his unimaginable 58.29 from 2018 is barely the 19th-fastest efficiency all-time, leaving the top-18 to Nice Britain’s Adam Peaty.

The Second-Quickest Performers All-Time (LCM)

12 months Swimmer Time LCM Time Swimmer 12 months
2009 Britta Steffen (GER) 23.73 50 Freestyle 20.94 Fred Bousquet (FRA) 2009
2018 Cate Campbell (AUS) 52.03 100 Freestyle 46.94 Alain Bernard (FRA) 2009
2012 Allison Schmitt (USA) 1:53.61 200 Freestyle 1:42.96 Michael Phelps (USA) 2008
2019 Ariarne Titmus (AUS) 3:58.58 400 Freestyle 3:40.08 Ian Thorpe (AUS) 2002
2008 Rebecca Adlington (USA) 8:14.10 800 Freestyle 7:35.27 Ous Mellouli (TUN) 2009
2013 Lotte Friis (DEN) 15:38.88 1500 Freestyle 14:33.10 Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) 2020
2009 Zhao Jing (CHN) 27.06 50 Backstroke 24.04 Liam Tancock (GBR) 2009
2018 Kathleen Baker (USA) 58.00 100 Backstroke 51.86 Xu Jiayu (CHN) 2017
2012 Missy Franklin (USA) 2:04.06 200 Backstroke 1:52.51 Ryosuke Irie (JPN) 2009
2013 Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) 29.48 50 Breaststroke 26.33 Felipe Lima (BRA) 2019
2013 Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) 1:04.35 100 Breaststroke 58.29 Ilya Shymanovich (BLR) 2019
2013 Yulia Efimova (RUS) 2:19.41 200 Breaststroke 2:06.67 Ippei Watanabe (JPN)/
Matthew Wilson (AUS)
2009 Therese Alshammar (SWE) 25.07 50 Butterfly 22.35 Caeleb Dressel (USA) 2019
2019 Maggie MacNeil (CAN) 55.83 100 Butterfly 49.82 Michael Phelps (USA) 2009
2009 Jessicah Schipper (AUS) 2:03.41 200 Butterfly 1:51.51 Michael Phelps (USA) 2009
2009 Ariana Kukors (USA) 2:06.15 200 IM 1:54.16 Michael Phelps (USA) 2011
2012 Ye Shiwen (CHN) 4:28.43 400 IM 4:05.18 Ryan Lochte (USA) 2012