Very impressive! He beat them thanks to a very low SPL, 'total immersion' style
Sun looks up. Look at the 18-second mark.The SPL theory; (strokes per lap theory), doesn't "hold water." Petite swimmers will always have a higher stroke count. to wit, Janet Evans who held records that took decades to surpass and she looked up as well.
If you analyse the swim and check the 4th lap of the race.Sun (winner, lane 4) vs. Cochrane (second, lane 3):SPL: Stroke per LenghtSR: Stroke rateSPL: 28 vs. 36 (final lap: 34 vs. 40)SR: 0.9' vs. 0.7' (roughly: based on a rough timing between the start of the first stroke and the end of the last (26''))Obviously, both swimmers are extraordinary fast, though again, the slow(er) stroker, or probably better: the fewer stroker, wins. Again a plea for trying to maintain momentum, that is, SPL when going for faster SR's.And BTW Sun also just shattered Grant hackett's 1500 WR by maintaining a very low 28SPL...Cheers,S
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