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  1. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Mission accomplished: Now Phelps aims to go to another level

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:25pm

    ... was pleased with how he was finishing races. “It shows that I can finish races well. I finished pretty strong in all my swims here, now I just have to step on the first half,” he said. While ... winning 4x200m freestyle relay team. “I knew it was my last race of the meet and the last race of the season and I wanted to finish a really good season on a good note,” she said of the 1,500m. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1580522/mission-accomplished-now-phelps-aims-step-it
  2. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Katie Ledecky sets another world record while Michael Phelps finishes with gold

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 09:33pm

    ... the meet with five gold medals. It was, I think, a successful year. Obviously I’d like to win every single race I swim in. But, [that] doesn’t always happen. It was a learning experience, that’s most important Michael Phelps “I knew it was my last race of the meet, and last race of the season,” Ledecky said. “I’ve had a really good season. I wanted to finish on a good note. I didn’t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1580421/katie-ledecky-sets-another-world-record-while-michael-phelps
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Hong Kong's Geoff Cheah feels at home with Michael Phelps

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 09:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... about swimming in the US is you get the chance to swim against the best Geoff Cheah You cannot argue with Cheah's thinking, especially when he reveals he raced against the great Phelps, ... in the same pool with Phelps. It does your confidence a great deal of good coming up against swimmers like Phelps and Ryan Lochte who also swam in that race," Cheah said. Cheah, 23, lived all his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1581982/hong-kongs-geoff-cheah-feels-home-michael-phelps
  4. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Michael Phelps finishes 0.2 seconds behind Ryan Lochte in his first comeback race

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:11am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press American great second in his first race for 20 months Michael Phelps has lost in the first final of his comeback after a 20-month retirement in the 100-metre butterfly final at the Arena Grand Prix on Thursday night. Lochte touched first in 51.93 seconds, second-fastest in the world this year. Phelps took second in 52.13 in his first meet since retiring after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1496525/michael-phelps-finishes-02-seconds-behind-ryan-lochte-his-first
  5. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Michael Phelps gets relay gold on international comeback

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 12:21am

    ... to be in a race with such great men — so much those guys have accomplished. It was great to be in their company in that race — the whole night was awesome.” Phelps, who retired after the London Olympics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1579637/michael-phelps-gets-relay-gold-international-comeback
  6. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Katie Ledecky pips Missy Franklin in rare battle of teen queens

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:13pm by AFP

    ... just a distance star. I was trying to think how many times I've got to race her, it's probably only four or five times Katie Ledecky on Missy Franklin Franklin, a four-time Olympic ... relay was the main reason she set her sights on the 200m. Racing Franklin is an added benefit. "I was trying to think how many times I've got to race her, it's probably only four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1569416/katie-ledecky-pips-missy-franklin-rare-battle-teen-queens
  7. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Katie Ledecky wins women's 400m freestyle in world record time

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... for 'perfect' Ledecky Katie Ledecky swam a "pretty close to perfect" race to seize the 400m freestyle world record at the US National Championships. The 17-year-old schoolgirl powered ... excitement... It never gets old to break world records. It's still really exciting for me Katie Ledecky It was Ledecky's third triumph in three races at these championships. She adds the 400m ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1570760/katie-ledecky-wins-womens-400m-freestyle-world-record-time
  8. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Michael Phelps messes it up in 100m freestyle at US championships

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... In a finals field loaded with Olympic medallists, the 18-time champion made a mess at the 50m wall and had no chance to challenge coming home in the race won by 2012 Olympic gold medallist Nathan ... at an international event- the Pan-Pacific Championships from August 21-25 in Gold Coast, Australia. He is slated to swim the 100m butterfly today- the event he has raced the most since his return- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1568528/michael-phelps-messes-it-100m-freestyle-us-championships
  9. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    There's no place like Baltimore for Michael Phelps

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:35pm by APSPT

    ... and stronger, in hopes of going faster over shorter distances. No longer will he compete in the 400m individual medley, a brutal event that is four races within one. He dropped the 200 butterfly ... it was not designed for competitive swimming. There were fountains in the middle and giant slides. Things changed in the mid-80s, when a floating deck was installed to mark off the 50m racing distance. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1570114/theres-no-place-baltimore-michael-phelps
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Hong Kong takes centre stage as first in new 'F1 series' for swimmers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:59pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline Open water event in Shek O launches unique 13-race global circuit targeting all athletes Hong Kong is first in new 'F1 series' Hong Kong on Saturday launches the first race in a newly created world open water series, dubbed "a new F1 circuit for swimming". The World Open Water Swimming Series (WOWSS), a global network of 13 races, will unlock ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1551386/hong-kong-takes-centre-stage-first-new-f1-series-swimmers

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