A detailed visualization of the 50-meter freestyle sprint reveals the race’s fascinating, hidden nuances.
A fluid approach to this graphing system, reminiscent of rippling water. The graph reads from left to right, with each swimmers position in the race being plotted horizontally on the graph, top being lead.
Foster reacted 6th quickest to the starting gun at 00.76secs, and Popov 7th at 00.81secs, both coming through to finish the race in first and second positions.
The smaller graph, botoom right, marks out each racers speed throughout the race.