All posts by Pullbuoy Steve

20 at 20: Dramatic Relay World Title For GB in Fukuoka

The women’s 4×200 freestyle relay at the 2001 World Championships in Fukuoka was the first swimming world title ever won by Britain’s ladies. In a refresh of a video produced for Pullbuoy’s 15th anniversary in 2015, this is the story of one of the most controversial world championship races ever, as told through the eyes of anchor leg swimmer Karen Pickering and then British National Performance Director Bill Sweetenham.

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20 at 20: Adam Peaty Cracks 58 Seconds

It’s the race also known as the world record we all watched on Nick Hope’s phone. There was no TV coverage or streaming available for the 2015 World Championship Trials held at the London Aquatic Centre so unless you were there on that momentous Friday night there was no way to watch as Adam Peaty sent shockwaves through breaststroke swimming other than the feed coming from the BBC correspondent’s Periscope channel. Adam descibes that race in his own words.

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20 at 20: Jazz Carlin Mines Double Silver in Rio

After disappointment in 2012 when illness curtailed her Olympic dreams, Jazz Carlin went to Rio with high hopes. She went on, of course, to claim two silver medals in the 400 and 800m freestyle, behind the other-worldy Katie Ledecky. In this podcast she recalls her preparation, dealing with the dominance of Ledecky and the battles she had to be the “best of the rest”.

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