Analysis M200 Free: James Guy Celebrated The Smallest Margin Of Victory In History

James Guy the Man, at 19 a world champion - by Patrick B. Kraemer

There was a perception among SwimVortex readers that the 200m freestyle was a ‘slow’ race. It wasn’t. No 1:44, no impact on all-time top 10s but James Guy’s 1:45.14 compares to a 1:44.93 for Olympic silver last time round; and in 2013, the worlds podium had Yannick Agnel on 1:44.20 a second away from his outer orbit; Guy would have taken silver. In 2015 it was worth gold in a great race, one that ended in the smallest margin of victory in history

All SwimVortex articles are placed in our archive after five days, the library of content available to subscribers.
Log In Register

There was a perception among SwimVortex readers that the 200m freestyle was a ‘slow’ race. It wasn’t. No 1:44, no impact on all-time top 10s but James Guy’s 1:45.14 compares to a 1:44.93 for Olympic silver last time round; and in 2013, the worlds podium had Yannick Agnel on 1:44.20 a second away from his outer orbit; Guy would have taken silver. In 2015 it was worth gold in a great race, one that ended in the smallest margin of victory in history

Comments

Jah Wobble

After decades of dominating outlier male freestylers – like Thorpe, Hackett, Perkins, VDH – todays race victors emerge from a pack of many, none of them truly groundbreaking.

Craig Lord

Makes for great racing, too

aswimfan

men 200 free situation is now like women 200 free during 1995-2004

Leave a comment

Post a comment with your SwimVortex Account. Don't have a SwimVortex Account, Sign Up?

(*) Fields are required!
×