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|