Top 9 Olympic Upsets 7 Anthony Nesty Beats The Great One

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— in particular, in the last 50 years.

In the 1970’s the best male swimmer in the water was Mark Spitz, while in the 2000’s and beyond the best male swimmer in the water has been Michael Phelps. In between that time, however, there was Matt Biondi. In this article author Chuck Warner discusses how Anthony Nesty took down Biondi in the 100-meter fly at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul by one-hundredth of a second.

Chuck Warner is a part of Swimming World Magazine’s editorial board and author of “Four Champions: One Gold Medal” and “And Then They Won Gold.” Both books are available for purchase online at www.SwimmingWorld.com. Next month: “Top 9 Olympic Upsets: #6.

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