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  1. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Michael Phelps ups workload for third meet since his comeback

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:00pm by Reuters

    ... to set a qualifying time in so he can make the US 4x100m freestyle relay team. Phelps is also entered in the 100m butterfly, one of his favourite events. He won gold in the event at each ... to stick with that event or just use it to qualify for the 4x200m relay. Although Phelps won the individual 200m freestyle final at Beijing, where he took eight golds, he skipped the event ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken in good spirits despite severed spine

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters American, who won six golds at the 1996 Atlanta Games, posted social media photos of herself smiling in hospital Van Dyken in good spirits despite severed spine Olympic champion ... to have been taken down. The 41-year-old Van Dyken is one of the most decorated Olympic swimmers of all time, winning a total of six gold medals at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta and the 2000 ...


    Olympic star Amy Van Dyken severs spinal cord in crash

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:09pm

    ... Associated Press in Scottsdale, Arizona Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken severed her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend, and she told ... Atlanta Olympics, where she became the first US female athlete to win four gold medals in a single games. She captured the 50-metre freestyle and 100 butterfly and also competed on the winning ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Olympic great Michael Phelps formally ends his retirement

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 02:03am by Associated Press

    ... in Olympic history. He captured 18 gold medals and 22 medals overall at the last three Summer Games. He broke Mark Spitz’s record for a single Olympics by winning eight gold medals at Beijing ...

  5. Sport - China - SWIMMING

    Mainland star Sun Yang back from ban in style

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... winning the 400m and 1500m freestyle golds at the London Olympics in 2012, and took three titles at the world championships last year. It is not his nature that is bad, but he just has the heart ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Missy Franklin fires up fourth gold, one shy of women's record

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Barcelona Teen anchors US to relay victory, one shy of women's record at single worlds, while Lochte strikes gold and Magnussen eases London pain Franklin fires up fourth gold American teenager Missy Franklin won her fourth gold of the week and compatriot Ryan Lochte claimed the 14th of a glittering career at the world championships. Australia's James ...

  7. Sport - China - SWIMMING

    Late-surging Sunsweeps up third gold in Barcelona

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 09:12am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Barcelona Chinese star seals third world championships gold to be meet's top man Don't call me 'King of Freestyle', insists Sun Sun Yang perched his imposing physique astride the lane rope and flexed one last time after winning his third gold medal at the world championships, confirming his status as the pre-eminent long-distance swimmer. Sun ...

  8. Sport - China - SWIMMING

    Tearful Sun Yang claims second gold in Barcelona

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 08:55am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Barcelona China’s long-distance giant Sun Yang admitted he was not ashamed to cry after winning his second gold at swimming’s world championships on Wednesday ... ago. Sun has had a difficult year since winning the 400m and 1500m freestyle golds at London last year after splitting with his coach Zhu Zhigen and moving to Hong Kong to work with former ...

  9. Sport - China - SWIMMING

    Chinese divers win two more golds in Barcelona

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 11:19am by Reuters in Barcelona

    ... its tally to five golds at the world championships on Tuesday. Qin and He Chong led throughout at Barcelona’s spectacular hilltop Montjuic pool, with Russian pair Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilia ... and I got the gold,” she said. When told her victory margin was the narrowest ever, she added: “I couldn’t imagine. Knowing that gives more value to my gold medal.” It was a fresh cruelty ...

  10. Sport - China - SWIMMING

    Chinese divers chasing clean sweep of golds at world titles

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 08:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Catalonia China diving for golden clean sweep at Worlds China’s divers are looking for another gold medal clean sweep when the world aquatic championships starts on Saturday in Barcelona as the swimming world adjusts to life without pool legend Michael Phelps. Having quit after London last year, where he collected a record 18th Olympic gold medal, Phelps, 28, ...




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