Swimming in History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 217 of 217

World Record

2018-08-05 English swimmer Adam Peaty breaks his own world record in 57.00 as he wins his 9th European 100m breaststroke title in Glasgow, Scotland

World Record

2019-07-24 19-year-old Hungarian swimmer Kristóf Milák breaks Michael Phelps' 10 year old 200m butterfly world record at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea; swims 1:50.73, 0.78s faster than Phelps

  • 2019-07-27 American swimmer Caeleb Dressel wins 3 gold medals in one day at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea; 50m freestyle, 100m butterfly and mixed 4×100m freestyle relay (WR 3:19.40)
  • 2020-02-28 Court of Arbitration for Sport bans Chinese triple Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang from swimming for 8 years for breaking anti-doping rules
  • 2021-07-26 Dominant British breaststroke swimmer Adam Peaty successfully defends his 100m title at the Tokyo Olympics beating Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands and Italian Nicolò Martinenghi
  • 2021-07-28 Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus claims Olympic double by winning women's 200m freestyle in OR 1:53.50 in Tokyo; she had beaten American superstar Katie Ledecki in 400m 2 days earlier
  • 2021-07-28 Japanese swimmer Yui Ohashi wins women's individual medley double with victory in 200m at the Tokyo Olympics; 3 days earlier she won the 400m IM gold medal

Olympic Gold

2021-07-29 Australian swimmer Emma McKeon wins the blue riband 100m freestyle gold medal in OR 51.96 at the Tokyo Olympics; her 8th career Olympic medal

  • 2021-07-29 Russian backstroke swimmer Evgeny Rylov wraps up the 100/200m double with OR 1:53.27 in the longer event at the Tokyo Olympic Games
  • 2021-07-29 South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker sets new women's 200m breaststroke WR 2:18.95 at the Tokyo Olympics beating the American pair of Lilly King and Annie Lazor
  • 2021-07-31 American swimmer Caeleb Dressel wins 100m butterfly in WR 49.45 at the Tokyo Olympics; completes 100m freestyle/butterfly double

Ledecky's Third 800m Gold

2021-07-31 American swimming superstar Katie Ledecky wins the women's 800m gold for an unprecedented third consecutive Olympics in Tokyo; claims distance 800/1500m double

  • 2021-07-31 Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown wins gold in 200m backstroke to complete 100/200 double at the Tokyo Olympic Games
  • 2021-08-01 American swimmer Caeleb Dressel wins his 5th gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in 50m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay
  • 2021-08-01 American swimmer Robert Finke wins men's 1,500m gold in 14:39.65 at the Tokyo Olympics, completing long distance double 800/1,500m
  • 2021-08-01 Australian swimmer Emma McKeon claims gold in 50m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay for total 7 medals at Tokyo Olympics; equals record set by Russian gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya in 1952
  • 2022-06-24 American Katie Ledecky wins the 800m gold medal in 8:08.04 at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest; completes 400/800/1500m treble for unprecedented 4th time at a single worlds

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 359

  • 1973-05-29 Malcolm Allen, Australian swimmer (1995 World C'ships gold 4x200m freestyle relay), born in Wauchope, NSW
  • 1973-06-01 Frédérik Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m breaststroke 1996 WR 1:00.60), born in Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium
  • 1973-07-14 Kieren Perkins, Australian 1500m swimmer (Olympics - gold, 1992 & 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1973-07-21 Stephen Clarke, Canadian swimmer (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Sutton Coldfield, England
  • 1973-08-02 Susie O'Neill, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1992; 200m freestyle 1996), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • 1973-08-04 Xavier Marchand, French swimmer
  • 1973-08-14 Kieren Perkins, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 1,500m 1992, 96), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1973-08-14 Nancy Sweetnam, Canadian 400m swimmer (Olympics-7-92, 96), born in Lindsay, Canada
  • 1973-08-24 Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer (Olympic gold 50m freestyle 2000, 04; 100m freestyle & 100m butterfly 2000; World C'ship gold x 5), born in Barendrecht, Netherlands
  • 1973-09-02 Matthew Dunn, Australian swimmer (World C'ship SC gold x 8), born in Leeton, Australia
  • 1973-12-31 Curtis Myden, Canadian 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic 2 bronze-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1974-01-14 Hugues Legault, Canadian 50m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1974-02-01 David Meca, Spanish open water swimmer (World C'ship gold 10k 2000, 25k 2005), born in Sabadell, Spain
  • 1974-02-03 Konrad Gałka, Polish swimmer, born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1974-03-02 Hayley Lewis, Australian swimmer and broadcaster (World C'ship gold 200m freestyle 1991; Olympic silver 800m, bronze 400m 1992), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1974-04-01 Sandra Völker, German swimmer (world record 50m backstroke 28.71 1999; World C'ship gold 4x100m relay 2001), born in Lübeck, Germany
  • 1974-05-26 Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer, born in Boden, Sweden
  • 1974-06-13 Elli Overton, Canadian Australian swimmer (Olympic 5th 1992, 96)
  • 1974-08-16 Krizstina Egerszegi, Hungarian swimmer (5 x Olympic gold backstroke/medley 1988, 92, 96), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1974-09-26 Gary Hall Jr., American competition swimmer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1974-09-28 Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer
  • 1975-01-25 John Piersma, American 200m/400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1975-02-21 Scott Miller, Australian swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1975-04-01 Kristine Quance, American swimmer (Olympics gold 4×100m medley relay 1996), born in Northridge, California
  • 1975-04-21 Danyon Loader, New Zealand 200m and 400m swimmer (2 Olympic gold medals 1996), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1975-05-02 Murray William Burdan, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1975-05-14 Salim Iles, Algerian swimmer
  • 1975-07-02 Daniel Kowalski, Australian swimmer (Olympics-bronze/silver-96), born in Singapore
  • 1975-07-03 John Hargis, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley relay 1996), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1975-08-25 Petria Thomas, Lismore NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1975-09-15 Tom Dolan, American 400m freestyle/200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1975-09-28 Lenny Krayzelburg, American swimmer
  • 1975-10-30 Joanne Malar, Canadian swimmer (Olympics-11-92, 96), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1975-11-12 Jason Lezak, American swimmer, born in Irvine, California
  • 1976-02-02 James Hickman, British swimmer (5 x World C'ship [SC] gold 200m butterfly), born in Stockport, England
  • 1976-02-02 Steven Dewick, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1976-02-28 Angie Kennedy, Nambour QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1976-04-06 Simon Coombes, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1976-05-17 Anna Windsor, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1976-07-24 Anita Nall, American breaststroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1992)
  • 1976-08-18 Tom Malchow, American 200m swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1976-10-14 Nataša Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer
  • 1976-10-24 Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer, born in Momchilgrad, Bulgaria
  • 1977-01-06 Stacey Gartrell, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1977-02-16 Trina Jackson, 4X200m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1977-02-20 Bartosz Kizierowski, Polish swimmer
  • 1977-02-20 Sarah Ryan, Adelaide SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1977-03-07 Mitja Zastrow, German-born Dutch swimmer, born in Wuppertal, Germany
  • 1977-04-24 Ryan Mitchell, Australian breaststroke swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Port Augusta, Australia
  • 1977-05-06 Shannon Shakespeare, Canadian 100m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Mission, British Columbia
  • 1977-05-06 Trent Steed, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1977-05-31 Domenico Fioravanti, Italian swimmer
  • 1977-07-21 Allison Wagner, American swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1977-08-13 Michael Klim, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 4×100m freestyle, 4×200m freestyle 2000; World C'ship gold x 7), born in Gdynia, Poland
  • 1977-11-17 Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer
  • 1977-12-13 Sascha Kindred, British Paralympic swimmer, born in Münster, Germany
  • 1977-12-15 Catherine Fox, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4×100m freestyle, 4×100m medley 1996; World C'ships gold 4×100m freestyle 1998), born in Roeland Park, Kansas
  • 1978-01-25 Charlene Princess of Monaco [Charlene Wittstock], Zimbabwean South African born wife of Prince Albert II, and Olympic swimmer, born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia
  • 1978-02-20 Andrea Moody, Abbotsford BC, 4X100 swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978-03-14 Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer
  • 1978-03-18 Dionne Bainbridge, Brisbane QLD Aust, NZ 200m swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978-04-05 Franziska van Almsick, German swimmer
  • 1978-04-25 Matt Walker, British Paralympic swimmer, born in Stockport, England
  • 1978-05-24 Jade Winter, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978-07-21 Kyoko Iwasaki, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1992), born in Numazu, Japan
  • 1979-02-15 Alenka Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer, born in Kranj, Slovenia
  • 1979-02-18 Julia Greville, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1979-03-04 Geoff Huegill, Australian swimmer
  • 1979-03-23 Misty Hyman, American swimmer
  • 1979-03-23 Natalya Baranovskaya, Olympic swimmer
  • 1979-06-29 Marleen Veldhuis, Dutch swimmer (Olympic gold 2008, silver 2012, bronze 2004, 12), born in Borne, Netherlands
  • 1979-07-03 Ludivine Sagnier, French actress (Swimming Pool), born in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
  • 1979-07-20 David Ortega, Spanish freestyle and backstroke swimmer
  • 1979-08-21 Ashley Whitney, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x200m freestyle relay 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1980-02-18 Alison Rachel Fitch, New Zealand swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1980-02-24 Roman Sloudnov, Russian swimmer
  • 1980-05-06 Brooke Bennett, American swimmer (3 Olympic golds), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1980-05-07 Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer
  • 1980-05-09 Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer (Olympicss - gold, 2000 & 2004), born in Southport, Queensland
  • 1980-05-23 Sarah Louise Catherwood, 4x200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1980-07-03 Roland Schoeman, South African swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle relay 2004; 3 x World C'ship gold), born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1980-09-21 Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer
  • 1981-03-16 Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
  • 1981-03-31 Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch distance swimmer (Olympic gold 10k open water 2008), born in Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • 1981-05-08 Yasuko Tajima, Japanese swimmer, born in Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1981-05-19 Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
  • 1981-05-21 Beth Botsford, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1981-08-04 Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
  • 1981-08-15 Brendan Hansen, American swimmer (Olympic gold, 4x100m medley relay 2004, 08, 12; 6 x World C'ship gold), born in Havertown, Pennsylvania
  • 1981-10-29 Amanda Beard, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m medley 1996, 200m breaststroke 2004), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1981-12-10 Ryan Pini, Papua New Guinea swimmer
  • 1982-01-07 Hannah Stockbauer, German swimmer, born in Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1982-05-04 Markus Rogan, Austrian swimmer (World C'ship [SC] gold 200m backstroke 2008; Olympic silver 100m/200m backstroke 2004), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1982-08-07 Yana Klochkova, Ukrainian swimmer, born in Simferopol, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1982-08-23 Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer, born in Vallejo, California
  • 1982-08-31 Ian Crocker, American swimmer, born in Portland, Maine
  • 1982-09-22 Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 100/200m breaststroke 2004, 08), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1982-10-13 Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer (5 Olympic gold medals), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1983-01-31 Tom Vangeneugden, Belgian swimmer, born in Overpelt, Belgium
  • 1983-03-13 Kaitlin Sandeno, American swimmer (Olympic 2004 Gold), born in Mission Viejo, California

Weddings in Sport

Deaths in Sport