Who is the heaviest Olympic swimmer?
He has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian along with fellow swimmer Emma McKeon.
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||104 kg (229 lb)|
How old is the oldest swimmer?
Torres is the first swimmer to represent the United States in five Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008), and at age 41, the oldest swimmer to earn a place on the U.S. Olympic team.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg)|
Has anyone almost drowned in the Olympics?
Given how often Olympic events are called “death defying,” actual deaths at the Games are extremely rare. In the 125-year history of the Games, there have been just two during competition.
Did Eric the Eel get a gold medal?
Nicknamed Eric the Eel by the media, Moussambani won brief international fame at the 2000 Summer Olympics for an extremely unlikely victory. Moussambani, who had never seen an Olympic-sized swimming pool before, swam his heat of the 100 m freestyle on September 19 in the unprecedentedly slow time of 1:52.72.
Did Ian Thorpe use drugs?
Ian Thorpe, an Australian freestyle swimmer and five-time Olympic gold medalist, was targeted in the 2000s for criticism alleging his athletic achievements have been fueled by the use of performance-enhancing drugs, and steroid drug doping. Despite numerous tests no proof of these allegations has ever materialized.
Who is the shortest Olympic runner?
In the 100 m, her signature event, she is a two-time Olympic gold medallist and a four-time world champion.
|Height||1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||52 kg (115 lb)|
Are female Olympic swimmers tall?
In fact, the average height of the 2016 Olympic finalists in Rio was 6 feet and two inches tall (1.884 m) for men and five feet nine inches (1.755 m) for women, both of which are substantially higher than the average human.