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All-Time Top Medalists in the Swimming World Championships – Women (Kazan 2015 Update)

Sadly, we reached the final part of our 2015 Swimming World Championships summary – the effect it had on the all-time medals leaders among the female swimmers. Sadly, because now it means that the Championship is really over. Forever. And nothing can bring it back. All we will be left with are the memories. And on this optimistic note, let’s move to the all-time tables. Continue reading

All-Time Top Medalists in the Swimming World Championships – Men (Kazan 2015 Update)

After we’ve seen how Kazan 2015 affected the all-time single most successful Championships evar, it’s time to look at the all-time overall leaders lists and to see how much THEY changed.

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All Time Top Medalists at a Single Swimming World Championship – Women (Kazan 2015 Update)

Was I the only one that couldn’t eat and sleep, eagerly waiting for the second part to come out? Well, probably yes. I was just so anxious to see how Kazan 2015 affected the women’s all-time single most successful Championships ever lists! But now the wait is over, let us dive into the wonderful world of medals rankings… Continue reading

All Time Top Medalists at a Single Swimming World Championship – Men (Kazan 2015 Update)

After summarizing Kazan 2015, it’s now time to look at the all-time medals standings and to see how much things have changed after the 2015 edition of the Swimming World Championship. I used the past couple of days to give my historical swimming excel files a makeover, and now they are more presentable and handsome and single, so if you have some cute power point presentation I’m open for suggestions! Continue reading

All Time Top Medalists at a Single Swimming World Championship – Men

An update: Here’s the link to the updated 2015 rankings

Ok, we’ve looked at the most successful SWC’s for female swimmers. Now, what about the male swimmers? Who had the most successful single SWC ever? Is it Phelps? Is it not Phelps??? Is this tension too artificial? Well, yeah, sort of. So ok, you know already that Phelps holds every possible record there is, but let’s see whose records he broke and what other great hauls were there, in the history of the SWC’s…

The criteria to enter the all-time lists here are the same as they were for the female swimmers – 3 gold medals and 4 total medals at a single SWC. Well, no further explanations are needed, let’s see who are the best of the best! Continue reading

All Time Top Medalists at a Single Swimming World Championship – Women

An update: Here’s the link to the updated 2015 rankings

We have already seen who are the most successful swimmers overall – male and female, in the history of the Swimming World Championships. It is time now to embark on the second half of our journey through the SWC’s: a journey that this time will take us to the most successful individual performances in a single championship.

For the making of the rankings you will see here I used those excel files I created, based on that awesome FINA handbook (and updating it with the results from recent SWC’s). Swimming is different from Track & Field because of the real possibilities for swimmers to win multiple medals in a single SWC. In T&F it’s rare to see athletes win 3 medals in a single championship, and it’s really unique to see an athlete grab 4 medals. In swimming, it’s not unusual. One has to be pretty fucking awesome to win 4, 5 or 6 medals, but it is possible, and you don’t even have to be an all-time legendary swimmer to achieve that, as you will see shortly. Continue reading

All-Time Top Medalists in the Swimming World Championships – Men

An update: Here’s the link to the updated 2015 rankings

It’s time now for the other half of our swimming post. We’ve seen how things stand for the female swimmers, now let’s see how their male counterparts do. The format is the same as it was for the women – a swimmer needs 6 total medals and 4 gold ones to grant him a spot on the all-time lists.

Spoiler: Michael Phelps is not number 1 on both lists!

Just kidding, of course he is. Continue reading