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Famous Olympic Swimmers


Aquatics- Olympic Players: Aquatics happen to be an important part of the Olympic event. The aquatic games or the water sports are divided into separate classifications like Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronized Swimming. Many Atletes have taken part in the various aquatic sports over the years in the Summer Games. All these players have achieved success and left their success stories behind for the future generations. The legends have added to the prestige and glamour of the Summer Games, which is considered to be a celebration of sports.

The winners have set their records by performing above par and have earned name and fame for themselves in the world. The divers, swimmers and other such sportsmen prepare themselves for the events train themselves to contend in the fierce battle of the Olympics.

The great aquatic Olympians are people who had achieved a great feat by winning the various aquatic events spiritedly. Their names have gone down the pages of the Olympics history. The names of some of the notable achievers along with their achievements are:

  • Matthew Nicholas Biondi – This swimmer from United States of America has an amazing track record of winning 11 medals in the Olympics beginning from 1984 till he retired in 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He is the winner of eight gold medals titles and is regarded as one of the best swimmers in the world whose record speaks for him.
  • Ian Thorpe – The Australian swimmer has made his mark in swimming in the Summer Games at a young age. He has won five gold medals and has been one of the fastest swimmers in the world. He was chosen as the 'Male World Swimmer of the World' in 2002 by the Swimming World Magazine. He is nicknamed as the Thorpedo.
  • Gregory Efthimios Louganis- An accomplished diver who had taken part and won several diving championships and also won four gold medals at the Summer Games.

    The Greatest Aquatics at the Olympic Games
    RankPlayers NameRepresenting CountryGenderGold MedalSilver MedalBronze MedalTotal Medals
    1Michael PhelpsUnited StatesM182222
    2Mark SpitzUSAM91111
    3Jenny ThompsonUSAF83112
    4Matt BiondiUSAM82111
    5Ryan LochteUSAM53311
    6Gary Hall, Jr.USAM53210
    7Ian ThorpeAustraliaM5319
    8Kristin OttoEast GermanyF6006
    8Amy Van DykenUSAF6006
    8Dara TorresUSAF44412
    11Aaron PeirsolUSAM5207
    11Alexander PopovRussiaM4509
    13Krisztina EgerszegiHungaryF5117
    13Tom JagerUSAM5117
    15Don SchollanderUSAM5106
    15Kornelia EnderEast GermanyF4408
    15Dawn FraserAustraliaF4408
    18Natalie CoughlinUSAF34512
    19Johnny WeissmullerUSAM5005
    19Inge de BruijnNetherlandsF4228
    19Jason LezakUSAM4228
    19Roland MatthesEast GermanyM4228
    23Leisel JonesAustraliaF3519
    24Matt GreversUSAM4206
    24Charles DanielsUSAM4127
    24Kosuke KitajimaJapanM4127
    24Libby TrickettAustraliaF4127
    28Murray RoseAustraliaM4116
    28Petria ThomasAustraliaF3418
    30Janet EvansUSAF4105
    30Yana KlochkovaUkraineF4105
    30John NaberUSAM4105
    33Missy FranklinUSAF4015
    33Jon OlsenUSAM4015
    33Grant HackettAustraliaM3317
    36Tamás DarnyiHungaryM4004
    36Lenny KrayzelburgUSAM4004
    36Vladimir SalnikovSoviet UnionM4004
    36Dana VollmerUSAF4004


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