Caeleb Dressel's goal was to smash the 20-second barrier in the 50m freestyle. It is not an impossible feat if we think that last month she swam a formidable 20 "16 right in the 50sl during the International Swimming League finals.
LZR Racer swimming coasts, like all polyurethane, were banned from all official FINA competitions in 2010, after more than 200 world records were broken between 2008 and 2009. Dressel's attempt took place on December 9, was filmed and the test video released.
The original idea was obviously to make the event live, but the global situation prevented the presence of the public. The test was organized by his technical partner Speedo and saw the fastest swimmer in history wearing a Fastskin LZR Racer, the infamous Speedo swimsuit, abolished by FINA in 2010.
20 "41 in the first attempt and 20" 40 in the second, Dressel fails to become the first ever to go below the 20 second wall in the 50 freestyle. He said that swim suit doesn't make the swimmer, swimmer makes the suit, at the end of the two tests that saw the young American star wearing a rubber swimsuit like those abolished by FINA in 2010 in an attempt to become the first of the history to break down the wall of 20 "in 50sl in short course.
Michael Phelps and Triathlon?
The world of triathlon was already in turmoil when it learned that Michael Phelps would take part in the Tulsa Ironman on May 23rd. After a couple of days, the mistery was unveiled. What is it about? On December 28 (the day when the news appeared on South American sites) the Día de los Santos Inocentes is celebrated and in Spain and South American countries it is customary to celebrate the day of the Inocentada, the equivalent of our fish of April.
So, of course, it was all a joke, and Michael Phelps, perhaps the greatest Olympic champion ever along with Usain Bolt, will not participate in the Triathlon. Meanwhile, interviewed by CNN, Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer in history and one of the greatest athletes of all time, declares doubts about the possibility that fair competition conditions will be guaranteed for all athletes in the next Tokyo Olympics.
Phelps said: "I have to say frankly that, in my entire career, I don't know if I have ever competed in a clean environment. And no, I don't think the situation has changed. There are a lot of things wrong, and the awareness of not Starting all as equals is really irritating.
It would have been great if everyone was as tested as I was, but I know it's not. How clean will the Tokyo Olympics be on a scale of one to ten? I think four or five."