Rio Runes Rising: The Top 100s & What 2015 Tells Us About The 2016 Olympic Games

Top 100s in 2015 - with Mitch Larkin and Sarah Sjostrom the leaders by the biggest margins over next best in solo events
Top 100s in 2015 - with Mitch Larkin and Sarah Sjostrom the leaders by the biggest margins over next best in solo events

The 2015 Top 100 rankings compilation for gold members represents more than the thumb print of a single season: they are part of a thread of more than 40 years of rankings. Look to the 2015 rankings top 10 and there you will find the bulk of all medals in Rio. In about 85% of all Olympic solo events, the London 2012 podiums came from swimmers in the world top 10 in 2011, a pattern that mirrors closely that of the past 40 years heading into Olympic year

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