Barcelona 2013 Impact: How History Turned, Day 8

[Photo: Aniko Kovacs]

The eight days of racing in the pool at the 15th FINA World Championships rattled history. Much is still masked by the stuff of a short-lived shiny suit past. Strip away the enhancement and the genuine pace of progress is revealed. Here’s a snapshot of where the impact was felt most keenly in the history books on day 8

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The eight days of racing in the pool at the 15th FINA World Championships rattled history. Much is still masked by the stuff of a short-lived shiny suit past. Strip away the enhancement and the genuine pace of progress is revealed. Here’s a snapshot of where the impact was felt most keenly in the history books on day 8

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AUSWIM

Didn’t Hardy swim a 29.80 in the 50 final?

Her textile best = suited best if that’s so.

McGillRocks

The stat that showed it for me was the 2004 mens medley relay. 9 years later and still the second fastest textile time ever, owing to the fact that 53.45 (back), 59.37 (breast) and 47.58 (free) all all very elite splits even today. That and Ian Crocker’s searing-hot 50.28 split on the fly

LVOV

Just shows that FINA was derelict in it’s duty when it alowed suits that were clearly bouyant………who know’s , some completely different names may be in the records today

Craig Lord

Thanks for the alert. Yes – and Jennie Johansson makes the list too… think those top 10s were generated as the 50 ranks were being completed Sunday night. up to date now – with all top 10 performances under 30… with this amazing stat in the mix: all top 10 textile performances are from this season, 2013.

french enthusiast

You forgot time in world semis 51.48 in 100 butterfly rankings by Ryan Lochte

Craig Lord

Thanks for the alert… we have a traffic lights system that requires approval of times when entered… some get overlooked occasionally until we have a ranks blitz day 🙂

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