Swimming World Presents Top 9 Olympic Upsets 1 Lauries Boys and Lucky Lane 6

Who will shock the world of swimming in Rio? Is it someone we can anticipate if we take a deeper look into the backstory of past upsets? The understanding and appreciation of an Olympic upset can enhance our enjoyment of tracking athletes in the years, months and now days leading up to the 2016 Olympics.

Beginning with the November 2015 issue and running through July 2016–a month before the start of the Olympic swimming events in Rio on Aug. 6–Swimming World Magazine will bring you its top 9 upsets in the individual events in Olympic history–with an emphasis on the last 50 years.

Jon Sieben, 1984…Duncan Armstrong, 1988. Both swimmers faced insurmountable odds in their respective Olympic races. Both swimmers competed against world record holders. Both swimmers raced in Lane 6. Both swimmers trailed in the final meters of their race. Both swimmers were coached by Laurie Lawrence. And both swimmers won their events. Their accomplishments earned them Swimming World’s #1 Olympic Upset!

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