Major swimming records were broken in Rio Olympics 2016

Q.  Major swimming records were broken by which swimmers in the Rio Olympics 2016?
- Published on 25 Aug 16

a. Katinka Hosszu
b. Sarah Sjostrom
c. Both of the above
d. Neither of the above

ANSWER: Both of the above
Major swimming records were broken in Rio Olympics 2016Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu set the world record of 4:26:36s capturing a gold medal in record time and beating the previous record set by Ye Shiwen of China in London 2012 Olympics.
  • Australian team comprising Bronte Campbell, Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Emma McKeon won the 4x100 m freestyle relay retaining the title they won in 2012 with a timing of 3:30:65s.
  • Sarah Sjostorm broke her own world record in the 100m butterfly to become the first Swedish woman to win the Olympic gold medal for swimming. Sjostorm is a three times world champion and set a time of 55.48s to break her previous mark of 55.64s.
  • Adam Peaty set a world record of 57.55 seconds in the men’s 100m breastroke heats.
  • The previous Olympic record was help by South African swimmer Cameron Van Der Burgh.
  • Katie Ledecky of the US broke her own world record to win the women’s 400m freestyle gold medal.
  • Ledecky set a new mark of 03:56:46s cutting down on 1.91 seconds of the previous record set in Australia by her.
  • Lilly King, a 19-year-old first time Olympian set the Olympic record of 1:04:93s to win the 100m breast-stroke gold.
  • Japan’s Ippei Watanabe secured the men’s 200m breast-stroke Olympic record clocking 2:07:22 s in the semi finals.
  • Canadian teenagers broken the 100m Olympic freestyle swimming record - Penny Oleksiak and Simone Manuel touched the wall in 52.70s. This marks the second time there has been a tie for gold in women’s 100m freestyle
  • With a brilliant performance, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling beat Michael Phelps and took him his first Olympic gold medal with a new Olympic record of 50.39s.
  • US swimmer Ryan Murphy competed the fastest swim in history with a 51.85s 400medal relay. He became the 2nd fastest performer and the second under 52 seconds in the individual race with a timing of 51.97

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