Poll of the Week: Which Upset at the Olympics Was Most Surprising?


PHOENIX, Arizona, August 17. LET'S stick with the Olympics for one more poll question. A few events in the London Aquatic Center saw some big-time upsets that had lots of people buzzing. We've got four of those upsets for you to consider in this poll. Do you think David Boudia's upset in the men's platform diving over China's Qiu Bo was the most surprising? Or was it Chad Le Clos' 200 fly victory, Nathan Adrian's gold in the 100 free or Ruta Meilutyte's win in the 100 breast? Go to swimmingworldmagazine.com/poll right now and place your vote for the most surprising Olympic upset. We'll bring you the results on next Friday's show.

The London Olympics saw world records fall in seven individual events, and we wanted to know which of those you considered the most impressive. Getting the most votes in our poll was Sun Yang's 1500 freestyle world record with 38 percent. Missy Franklin's 200 backstroke world record came in second with 22 percent. Rebecca Soni's sub-2:20 world record in the 200 breast got third in the voting with 16 percent. Ye Shiwen's 400 IM world record got 12.9 percent of votes and Dana Vollmer's 100 fly world mark got 9 percent. Cameron van der Burgh's 100 breast world record and Daniel Gyurta's 200 breast world record received zero votes.

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