Tag Archives: Ian Thorpe

Hall Of Fame – Ian Thorpe

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It’s been too long since we last had a Hall Of Fame induction. So let’s have one today. Our current inductee is one of the greatest sportsmen I have ever had the chance to witness, and one of my favorite people in sports regardless of his prowess in competitions – the greatest swimmer of the last 20 years not having the initials M. P. – Ian Thorpe. 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 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