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Olympic Games 2020: what do swimmers see underwater in the middle of the race?


DID YOU KNOW - During the swimming events at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the main entrants each have their own technique to find their way around underwater and observe their opponents.

Every four years, on the occasion of the Olympic Games, the general public is passionate - among others - for swimming events. Sometimes with trivial questions in mind, sometimes naive, but which take on their full meaning when watching the races. Choice of: how do swimmers see their opponents in the water? What are the methods and tips to achieve this? Olympic 4x100m champion at the London Olympics in 2012 and silver medalist over the same distance and 50m freestyle in Beijing in 2008, Amaury Leveaux immediately relaxed the atmosphere. "

It's not at all a silly question, specifies the 35-year-old swimmer who attempted a comeback for the Tokyo Games before giving up.

On the contrary, behind this question there are very important technical and psychological aspects.

But to be honest, you can't see anything in the water except the line next to it.


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Visual cues in and out of the pool

Once launched at full speed and the start given, swimmers have very little

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Source: lefigaro

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