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  • News | Athens 2004

    Phelps launches his Olympic medal rush

    US swimmer Michael Phelps was entered into no less than eight events in Athens, and was widely regarded as a genuine prospect of a medal in each. It was a feat that had only been achieved once before – by Soviet gymnast Aleksandr Dityatin at the 1980 Games in Moscow.
    17 Aug 2004 |
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Thorpedo' thrills the world with five medals

    The young star of the Australian swimming team was Ian Thorpe, who won his first international medal in 1997 at the age of 14 and was a double world champion the following year. Still aged only 17 by the time Sydney 2000 came around, he entered these Games against a backdrop of massive support from the home supporters and huge interest from the rest of the world.
    19 Sep 2000 | Sydney 2000, Australia, Swimming
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Swimming - Ian Thorpe (AUS)

    The young star of the Australian swimming team was Ian Thorpe, who won his first international medal in 1997 at the age of 14 and was a double world champion the following year. Still aged only 17 by the time Sydney 2000 came around, he entered these Games against a backdrop of massive support from the home supporters and huge interest from the rest of the world.
    19 Sep 2000 | Sydney 2000, Australia, Swimming
  • News | Barcelona 1992

    Popov turns on the freestyle

    The fastest of his generation
    09 Sep 1992 | Barcelona 1992, BIONDI, Matthew, Unified Team (ex USSR in 1992), Athletics
  • News | Seoul 1988

    Blistering Biondi proves his worth in freestyle relay

    It’s one of sport’s crying injustices that American swimmer Matt Biondi is remembered as much for one infamous defeat as he is for his phenomenal Olympic success.
    30 Sep 1988 | Seoul 1988, Swimming, United States of America
  • News | Mexico 1968

    Spitz settles for second in first ever 100m butterfly final

    Relive the thrilling battle for gold in the first ever men’s Olympic 100m butterfly final, at Mexico City 1968, where American swimming legend Mark Spitz was beaten to the touch by compatriot Doug Russell.
    21 Oct 1968 | Mexico 1968, Swimming, United States of America
  • News | Mexico 1968

    Triple gold for medley maestro Hickcox

    There were three gold medals and one silver for America's Charles Hickcox, the outstanding medley swimmer of his time.
    20 Oct 1968 | Mexico 1968, United States of America, Swimming
  • News | Rome 1960

    Wood shrugs off disappointment to make decisive relay impact

    14-year-old Carolyn Wood was the youngest member of the US team in Rome, but she already had the resolve of a champion. A swimmer with a gift for butterfly, she was also entered in the freestyle and the relay events.
    03 Sep 1960 | Rome 1960, Swimming, United States of America
  • Amy Van Dyken’s fourth gold medal in Atlanta 1996 - Women’s 50m freestyle | Video

    Amy Van Dyken’s fourth gold medal in Atlanta 1996 - Women’s 50m freestyle

    Amy Van Dyken had her Olympic debut in swimming at the Atlanta 1996 Summer Games.   Before the 50 metres freestyle final began, she had already won three Olympic gold medals in the medley and freestyle 4x100m relays, and in the 100m butterfly race. Now, Amy Van Dyken had the world champion and a world record holder Le Jingyi from China beside her lane for the 50 metres final.   Amy Van Dyken says that, at this moment, she told herself “Just go for it. Just have fun.” As she realised she had won the race - still in the water - Amy celebrated enthusiastically, showing she was definitely having fun.   Her fourth Olympic gold medal Amy made her the first American woman to win four gold medals in a single edition of the Olympic Games.
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