WORLD’S BEST SWIMMERS
Swimming is a sport or sports discipline. The main task of a swimmer is to overcome a certain distance in the shortest time – faster than other swimmers. There are many different types of swimming, however, this article will not discuss this. I would like to talk about the best swimmers around the world. So, let’s not hesitate.
Maria Kiseleva was born in 1974 on September 28 in the city of Samara. She is a graduate of Moscow State University television department of journalism. During her sports career, she managed to become the Olympic champion in synchronized swimming three times, not to mention the many different tournaments that were won by this athlete.
Michael Phelps is an outstanding American swimmer. This athlete became the only 14-time Olympic champion in history, 26-time world champion at a distance of 50 meters. Michael was born in 1985 on June 30 in the city of Baltimore (USA, Maryland).
The name Nikita Lobintsev is associated with a person who is a very talented Russian athlete, a good swimmer and a wonderful person. Nikita was born in 1988 on November 21 in the city of Sverdlovsk. The main distances of this athlete were distances of 200 and 400 meters. To date, Lobintsev is part of the national team of Russia. For his short career, Nikita managed to become the winner of the Olympic Games, which were held in 2008 in Beijing, and also won bronze at the European Championships, held in 2009.
Evgeny Korotyshkin is a talented Russian swimmer. Zhenya was born in 1983 on April 30 in Moscow. He loved swimming as a sport from childhood, choosing the “butterfly” style for himself. In 2003, the athlete took 3rd place at the World Cup, and in 2008 he won a gold medal. In 2008, Korotyshkin took part in the Summer Olympic Games, playing for the Russian Olympic team. Today, Eugene is a member of a sports club called Dynamo and continues to train.
Andrei Grechin is a Russian athlete, Honored Master of Sports in Swimming. Andrey was born in 1987 on October 21 in the city of Barnaul. During his sports career, the swimmer managed to become the two-time European champion, vice world champion (2009), and also a member of the national team of our country. Speaking at the Olympics in 2008, Andrei Grechin showed the following results: at a distance of 50 meters (freestyle) he took 17th place; at a distance of 100 meters (freestyle) – 14th place; in the 4×100 relay (freestyle) – 9th place; in the 4×100 combined relay race – 4th place.
Alexander Tikhonov – Russian athlete, swimmer. Sasha was born in 1988 on May 4 in the city of Miass (Russia). The main specialization of Tikhonov is the distances of 200 and 400 meters. In 2007, Tikhonov managed to take first place in the Russian championship in integrated swimming at distances of 200 and 400 meters. He later won bronze at the European Short Course Championships. At the 2008 Olympics, Alexander Tikhonov got 22 and 18 places in the 200 and 400 meter heats.
Alexander Sukhorukov may not be a star, but a very talented and successful young Russian athlete. Sasha was born in 1988 on February 22. The sportsman’s main sport is freestyle swimming. Preferred distances are 100 and 200 meters. Alexander Sukhorukov is a repeated participant in various international competitions, championships and Olympics. The young athlete has been competing for a long time, defending the honor of the Russian team. At the 2008 Olympics, Alexander took a very honorable place.
Rebecca Sony is an American athlete, a very talented swimmer. Sonya was born in 1987 on March 18. The main specialization of the athlete is swimming with braces at a distance of 100 and 200 meters. During her career, Rebecca managed to take 4th place at the World Championships in 2006 (Shanghai, short water, distance 200 meters, breaststroke), win gold at the Olympic Games in Beijing (2008, 200 meters, breaststroke), take silver in the combined relay at 4×100 distances, win a silver medal at a distance of 100 meters, and also take first and second places at the World Championships in 2009 at distances of 100 and 50 meters, respectively.
Chloe Sutton is a wonderful American swimmer. Chloe was born in 1992. As for the achievements of a young athlete, here we can note victories and prizes in numerous tournaments and championships. For example, in 2006, Chloe took first place in the championship under the name “Victorian State Championships”. In 2007, Chloe participated in the Pan Am championship and won it, leaving behind very experienced athletes. In the same 2007, Chloe Sutton took 3rd place at the Open Water World Championship Trials. Participating in the London World Cup, the athlete won a gold medal, and when she fought for the victory at the Seville World Cup, she won a silver medal.