21-year-old Leon Marchand, who trains under coach Bob Bowman, has achieved an incredible feat in the world of swimming. He broke Michael Phelps' world record in the 400m Individual Medley with a time of 4 minutes and 2.50 seconds. This record had been standing since the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Marchand’s Remarkable Achievement
Leon Marchand's stunning performance in Fukuoka, Japan, has set a new world record in the 400m Individual Medley. Surpassing Phelps' previous record, Marchand's accomplishment is a testament to his dedication and talent in the sport.
Marchand’s Journey to Success
Last year, Marchand came incredibly close to Phelps' record, falling short by only 44 hundredths of a second. His determination and hard work have paid off, as he now holds the world record in the 400m Individual Medley event.
Marchand is set to compete in several events, including the 200m butterfly, 200m breaststroke, and 200m Individual Medley. However, scheduling conflicts may force him to withdraw from the 200m breaststroke event.
Michael Phelps’ Legacy
Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Summer Games, had already predicted that Marchand's exceptional performances would lead to the rewriting of world records. Although Phelps retired in 2016, his legacy lives on through his contributions to relay events.
Q1. Who is Leon Marchand?
A1. Leon Marchand is a 21-year-old French swimmer who trains under the guidance of Bob Bowman.
Q2. What are Michael Phelps’ records?
A2. Michael Phelps held world records in multiple events, including the 200m freestyle, 100m and 200m butterfly, and 200m and 400m Individual Medley.