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Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 6 to 13 August at the Olympics Aquatics Stadium.

Medal TableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 USA United States 16 8 9 33
2 Australia Australia 3 4 3 10
3 Hungary Hungary 3 2 2 7
4 Japan Japan 2 2 3 7
5 Netherlands Netherlands 2 0 0 2
6 Great Britain Great Britain 1 5 0 6
7 China China 1 2 3 6
8 Canada Canada 1 1 4 6
9 Italy Italy 1 1 2 4
10 Sweden Sweden 1 1 1 3
11 Denmark Denmark 1 0 1 2
Spain Spain 1 0 1 2
13 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1
Singapore Singapore 1 0 0 1
15 South Africa South Africa 1 0 0 1
16 Russia Russia 0 2 2 4
17 France France 0 2 1 3
18 Belgium Belgium 0 1 0 1
Greece Greece 0 1 0 1
20 Belarus Belarus 0 0 1 1
Brazil Brazil 0 0 1 1

MedalistsEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle Anthony Ervin
USA
Florent Manaudou
France
Nathan Adrian
USA
100 m freestyle Kyle Chalmers
Australia
Pieter Timmers
Belgium
Nathan Adrian
USA
200 m freestyle Sun Yang
China
Chad le Clos
South Africa
Conor Dwyer
USA
400 m freestyle Mackenzie Horton
Australia
Sun Yang
China
Gabriele Detti
Italy
1500 m freestyle Gregorio Paltrinieri
Italy
Connor Jaeger
USA
Gabriele Detti
Italy
100 m backstroke Ryan Murphy
USA
Xu Jiayu
China
David Plummer
USA
200 m backstroke Ryan Murphy
USA
Mitchell Larkin
Australia
Evgeny Rylov
Russia
100 m breaststroke Adam Peaty
Great Britain
Cameron van der Burgh
South Africa
Cody Miller
USA
200 m breaststroke Dmitriy Balandin
Kazakhstan
Josh Prenot
USA
Anton Chupkov
Russia
100 m butterfly Joseph Schooling
Singapore
Michael Phelps USA
Chad le Clos South Africa
László Cseh Hungary
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200 m butterfly Michael Phelps
USA
Masato Sakai
Japan
Tamás Kenderesi
Hungary
200 m individual medley Michael Phelps
USA
Kosuke Hagino
Japan
Wang Sun
China
400 m individual medley Kosuke Hagino
Japan
Chase Kalisz
USA
Daiya Seto
Japan
4x100 m freestyle relay USA United States France France Australia Australia
4x200 m freestyle relay USA United States Great Britain Great Britain Japan Japan
4x100 m medley relay USA United States Great Britain Great Britain Australia Australia
10 km open water Ferry Weertman
Netherlands
Spyridon Gianniotis
Greece
Marc-Antoine Olivier
France

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle Pernille Blume
Denmark
Simone Manuel
USA
Aliaksandra Herasimenia
Belarus
100 m freestyle Simone Manuel USA
Penny Oleksiak Canada
- Sarah Sjöström
Sweden
200 m freestyle Katie Ledecky
USA
Sarah Sjöström
Sweden
Emma McKeon
Australia
400 m freestyle Katie Ledecky
USA
Jazmin Carlin
Great Britain
Leah Smith
USA
800 m freestyle Katie Ledecky
USA
Jazmin Carlin
Great Britain
Boglárka Kapás
Hungary
100 m backstroke Katinka Hosszú
Hungary
Kathleen Baker
USA
Kylie Masse Canada
Fu Yuanhui China
200 m backstroke Maya DiRado
USA
Katinka Hosszú
Hungary
Hilary Caldwell
Canada
100 m breaststroke Lilly King
USA
Yuliya Yefimova
Russia
Katie Meili
USA
200 m breaststroke Rie Kaneto
Japan
Yuliya Yefimova
Russia
Shi Jinglin
China
100 m butterfly Sarah Sjöström
Sweden
Penny Oleksiak
Canada
Dana Vollmer
USA
200 m butterfly Mireia Belmonte Garcia
Spain
Madeline Groves
Australia
Natsumi Hoshi
Japan
200 m individual medley Katinka Hosszú
Hungary
Siobhan-Marie O'Connor
Great Britain
Maya DiRado
USA
400 m individual medley Katinka Hosszú
Hungary
Maya DiRado
USA
Mireia Belmonte Garcia
Spain
4x100 m freestyle relay Australia Australia USA United States Canada Canada
4x200 m freestyle relay USA United States Australia Australia Canada Canada
4x100 m medley relay USA United States Australia Australia Denmark Denmark
10 km open water Sharon van Rouwendaal
Netherlands
Rachele Bruni
Italy
Poliana Okimoto
Brazil

StatisticsEdit

  • There were 942 total athletes from 173 countries.
  • Gaurik Singh was the youngest participant with 13 years and 254 days.
  • Therese Alshammar was the oldest participant with 38 years and 351 days.
  • 23 participants were chosen to be a flag bearer at the opening ceremony.
  • United States won 33 medals, more than in any other sport.
  • Australia won 10 medals, more than in any other sport.
  • Hungary won 7 medals, more than in any other sport.
  • Sweden won 3 medals, more than in any other sport.
  • Singapore won their only medal of Rio de Janeiro 2016, and their first ever medal in Swimming.
  • Michael Phelps won his 28th medal at the Olympic Games.
  • 8 world records were broken, on 7 different distances.
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