Who is the best swimmer after Michael Phelps?

Who is the best swimmer after Michael Phelps?

With five golds in Tokyo, Caeleb Dressel proves life after Michael Phelps is still dominant for Team USA – CBSSports.com.

Who is the greatest woman swimmer?

Katie Ledecky
Katie Ledecky is the most decorated female swimmer with six awards, followed by Evans, who won five consecutive awards from 1987 to 1991. Tracy Caulkins won four times in the early-1980s, while Natalie Coughlin, Katie Hoff and Jenny Thompson all won three times.

Is Michael Phelps the best swimmer ever?

Michael Phelps is arguably the greatest Olympian of all time by sheer number of Olympic medals won. His 28 medals spanning five Games is unrivaled, and no other Olympic athlete comes close to his 23 gold medals. The 36-year-old Baltimore native is built for swimming.

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Can Dressel be better than Phelps?

Dressel now has two gold medals in Tokyo and has a chance for four more with the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 4×100-meter medley relay, and the 4×100-meter mixed relay. With such a packed, diverse slate, and several world and Olympic records already in hand, Dressel could reasonably target Phelps’ throne.

Who is the goat of womens swimming?

Olympics: Swimming GOAT Katie Ledecky will stick around as she relishes rivalry with Ariarne Titmus. TOKYO – With 22 top-level gold medals, seven at the Olympics and 15 at the World Championships, Katie Ledecky is the most decorated female swimmer of all time. Maybe that is why it is easy to forget she is still only 24 …

Who is the goat of women’s swimming?

TOKYO — Katie Ledecky is a bona fide American sports hero and a six-time Olympic champion, graceful in victory or defeat. But can we stop calling Ledecky the GOAT so often that the term begins to haunt her?

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Has Katie Ledecky ever lost a race?

It was one of the most anticipated showdowns of the Tokyo Games. It seemed Titmus’s race to lose based on her superior times recently, but Ledecky had never lost an individual race at the Olympics, a run that stretched to her surprise win as a 15-year-old nine years ago in London.

Who is the best butterfly swimmer?

Caeleb Dressel
Caeleb Dressel breaks 100-meter butterfly world record; Katie Ledecky cruises in 800 free. TOKYO — Swimmer Caeleb Dressel is pretty much invincible when he has a lane to himself.

Are dressers faster than Phelps?

Clay County’s swimming star is now the fastest butterfly swimmer on the planet. But that record was no match for Dressel, who swam 49.50 — nearly a third of a second under Phelps’ time — to blow away the semifinal field and earn the top seed for Saturday’s fly final.

How many medals does Katie Ledecky have over Michael Phelps?

In total, he has 66 gold medals, 14 silver and three bronze medals. Phelps has several years on Ledecky, so obviously the totals right now aren’t going to be even, but Ledecky also started picking up wins earlier in her career. She claimed her first Olympic gold at 15 years old, while Phelps didn’t pick one up until age 19.

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Is Katie Ledecky the best distance swimmer ever?

Since the 2012 London Olympics, Katie Ledecky has become the world’s best distance swimmer and holds more international gold medals than any female swimmer in history.

What is Katie Ledecky’s Olympic record in the 1500m?

Indeed, in the prelims of the 1500m freestyle, Ledecky cruised to an Olympic record, finishing with a 15:35.35. That marks the eighth-fastest time in history.

How many gold medals has Michael Phelps won in the Olympics?

No swimmer has won more gold medals than Phelps. No Olympian has won more gold than Phelps. And in the latter, it’s not particularly close. Phelps won 23 Olympic gold medals to go along with 26 FINA World Championship golds — and another FINA World Championship Short Course gold — as well as 16 Pan Pacific golds.