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Who is faster Michael Phelps or Ian Thorpe?

Who is faster Michael Phelps or Ian Thorpe?

At those 2003 World Championships, Phelps and Thorpe locked up in the 200 individual medley, hardly a strong event for the Aussie. Ultimately, Phelps prevailed by more than three seconds over Thorpe, the silver medalist.

What records does Ian Thorpe still hold?

In total, Thorpe has won eleven World Championship gold medals; this is the fifth-highest number of gold medals won by any male swimmer. Thorpe was the first person to have been named Swimming World Swimmer of the Year four times, and was the Australian Swimmer of the Year from 1999 to 2003.

Is Ian Thorpe the greatest swimmer of all time?

Phelps is widely known today as the greatest swimmer of all-time and there is no argument against him. But it was the 200 free at the 2007 World Championships that many believe is what propelled him over Thorpe as the greatest swimmer in history.

Does Ian Thorpe have a world record?

Across his nine years of competitive swimming at every distance from 100m to 800m, Thorpe won five Olympic gold medals, nine Commonwealth gold, 13 World Championships and set 23 world records, making him one of Australia’s most successful athletes.

Is Dressel faster than Phelps?

Coming off the blocks, there are no doubts that Dressel may be the greatest of all time; because of his enormous vertical leap. But, Phelps is a better mid-distance swimmer with his turns being one of the best in the business. To settle the debate, Dressel is by far faster than Phelps.

Is Thorpe better than Phelps?

Both will go down in history and, while statistics might lead you towards one or the other, choosing the best is a matter of opinion. Phelps has six Olympic gold medals, Thorpe five. Thorpe has 11 world titles, Phelps 10. Phelps has broken 16 individual world records, Thorpe 13.

What is the fastest time for 50m freestyle?


Event Time Date
50m freestyle 20.16 21 November 2020
100m freestyle 44.84 29 October 2021
200m freestyle 1:39.37 15 November 2009
400m freestyle 3:32.25 15 November 2012

Why is my freestyle so slow?

If the “blade” pushes up on the water with too much effort at the end of each stroke, then the body will be forced slightly down in the water, thereby creating undulation and more drag. This will slow the swimmer and possibly create other compensations, such as splayed legs or “fishtail” legs.

What is the fastest freestyle 50m?

The current world record for the 50 freestyle long course is held by Cesar Cielo (BRA), who set the mark on December 18, 2009 at the CBDA Open – Brazilian Championships, in a time of 20.91. (For World, Olympics and World Championship records you can view them here.)

Did Phelps swim against Thorpe?

At the 2003 World Championships, Phelps won six medals, including a head-to-head individual matchup over Thorpe in the 200-meter individual medley.