Originally Posted by Richardsk
Do you mean Popov? Or some other Russian guy? Popov is Aleksandr Popov, one of the greatest sprinters ever. As far as I know he never swam anything but the 100 and 50 meter races in international competition. He started out as a backstroker, it seems.
No, of course I didn't mean Popov :)
I meant the guy swimming at the beginning of this video:
his right arm catch is very interesting. Someone calls it "meat hook" but here it is coupled with an asymmetric loping stroke.
So does anybody know his name?