Swimming World Splashback One Year Ago Today: DiRado, Schooling Provide Ultimate Upsets

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Swimming World Splashback: One year ago today, Maya DiRado of the United States and Joseph Schooling of Singapore provided some of the most noted upsets of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

DiRado posted a come-from-behind win in the 200 back, an event where she was very much the underdog, and Schooling beat a legendary field in the men’s 100 fly including the one and only Michael Phelps.

To top it all off, Anthony Ervin claimed gold in the 50 freestyle, sixteen years since his last in this event, and Katie Ledecky completed an unprecedented 200-400-800 freestyle sweep.

Swimming World is recounting all the highlights from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games through a series of Splashbacks. Memories from August 8910 and 11 are also available.

Emotional Journey For Katie Ledecky Ends in Rio





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Author: Diana Pimer

Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is currently an Age Group Coach at AGUA in New York City and has covered major competitions for Swimming World including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming Nationals and more.

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