Awesome find by Bartal, from August 2012 …
Until he set that record, Sun had flown under the radar. He shouldn’t have—his time from the meet in Australia was a sign he’d dominate in London. But swimming news is hard to come by. I read about Sun’s feat on Swimmer’s Daily, a blog run by two brothers on the Faroe Islands. Only in Olympic years do most Americans find out what’s happening in the pool, and even then the news is broad and reductive.
Read more here on The New Yorker
(How we feel tonight, picture from back in the days when life itself was Instagram filtered)