Ryan Lochte

Short Sport, January 9, 2013

Waikato flyhalf Sam Christie has claimed the final playing squad contract with Australia's Western Force for the coming Super 15 rugby season, the club said yesterday.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 3:04am

Childhood snub by legend prompted Ryan Lochte's great medal giveaway

Ryan Lochte revealed that a childhood snub by a sporting legend inspired him to give away all of his medals.

The American's prowess in the pool in Turkey was matched by his generosity out of the water after he revealed he gives all of his medals away.

18 Dec 2012 - 2:17am

Ryan Lochte takes short course swimming haul to six golds this week

Ryan Lochte sported some unusual footwear when he took the winner's podium for the medley medal ceremony. Photo: Xinhua

Ryan Lochte won his fifth and sixth golds at the 2012 world short course championships, taking his medal toll to eight in all for the week and 30 in his career.

Lochte won the 100 metres individual title in 51.21 seconds ahead of Australia's Kenneth To with George Bovell of Trinidad in third.

18 Dec 2012 - 3:36am

American Ryan Lochte star of short-course swimming

Ye Shiwen in action during the 400m individual medley at the world short-course swimming championships in Istanbul. Photo: Xinhua

US swimmer Ryan Lochte bagged two golds on the opening day of the world short-course championships to add to the five medals he won in the London Olympics.

14 Dec 2012 - 2:10am

Science journal apologises over Ye controversy

Science journal Nature has apologised to Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen and its readers for a controversial article that some interpreted as supporting unproven doping accusations against her.

In an editor's note released on its website on Monday, Nature admitted an error in its data about Ye's performance, and the 'absence of a more detailed discussion' of statistics.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:08pm

Doubts should not tarnish Ye's gold

Swimmer Ye Shiwen has surged to the pinnacle of her sport, twice winning the most prized accolade an athlete can receive - an Olympic gold medal. It is the 16-year-old's moment in the sun, a time for acclaim, admiration and applause for spectacular record-breaking achievements. She is no drug cheat, as the doubters have surmised; stringent testing has proven that.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Michael Phelps: men's swimming

American swimmer Michael Phelps - the most successful Olympian with 14 gold medals - is busy playing the numbers game. He is trying to decide how many events to race in at the London Games.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Teen swimmer makes waves at UK meet

Schoolboy Geoffrey Cheah broke a 24-year-old Hong Kong swimming record and won two gold and a silver medal at the highly rated British Age Group Championships in Sheffield.

Geoffrey's performance showed that he has the potential to compete with the world's best at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his coach, Michael Fasching, said.

11 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Splashing success for girls

This year's swimming gala was one to remember for Ho Tung Technical School for Girls - the students turned in a remarkable performance, setting 13 new records.

Many enthusiastic parents showed up to support the students at the gala, which was held at Victoria Park Swimming Pool.

14 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Dominant Chinese sound Cup warning

CHINESE swimmers sounded a warning to their World Cup short-course rivals, sweeping nine of the 17 gold medals on offer in the first leg of the eight-meeting series at Hong Kong's Kowloon Park Pool last night.

China's dominance in the Epson-sponsored event came despite their coaches admitting that the swimmers have yet to attain peak performance.

7 Jan 1996 - 12:00am