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Nations With the Most Swimming Gold Medals in the Olympics

Posted on 3 Aug, 2016, by in Other Sport

As we approach the 2016 Olympics in Rio, it’ll be interesting to see the ever changing battle of powers in the Swimming competitions. The United States are by far the … More

Katie Ledecky

World Records Broken in the 2015 Swimming World Championships

Posted on 10 Aug, 2015, by in Featured, Miscellaneous

A world record was broken 12 times in the 2015 Swimming world championships in Kazan, often by the same person in the same event day after day. Those who stood out were Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden in butterfly events, Adam Peaty of the United Kingdom in the breaststroke and above all of them was Katie Ledecky of the United States with an incredibly dominant week, taking no less than five gold medals. More

Phelps vs Le Clos – The Best (and only?) Feud in Swimming

Posted on 9 Aug, 2015, by in Miscellaneous

It seems that Michael Phelps posting impressive times in butterfly swims away from the World Championships is re-igniting something a personal feud between him and Chad Le Clos, who has been doing a lot of trash talking (Phelps does too, on a more minor scale), already getting ready for when the two clash in the pool a year from now in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. More

Mitch Larkin

Swimming World Championships – Day 6 Results, Gold & Medal Table

Posted on 7 Aug, 2015, by in Miscellaneous

Day 6 in the swimming pool was highlighted by two gold medals for Australia – Mitch Larkin in the men’s 200 meters backstroke and Bronte Campbell in the women’s 100 meters freestyle. Great Britain picked up a wonderful gold in the 4×200 men’s freestyle relay thanks to James Guy, Marko Koch of Germany picked up gold in the men’s 200 meters breaststroke and Kanako Watanbe of Japan brought gold in the women’s 200 meters breastroke. More

Katie Ledecky

Swimming World Championships – Day 4 Results, Gold & Medal Table

Posted on 5 Aug, 2015, by in Miscellaneous

In the fourth day of swimming in the world aquatic championships, Adam Peaty took two gold medals – one in the 50 meters breaststroke and the other in the mixed 4×100 meters medley relay. Sun Yang of China won the men’s 800 meters freestyle again, Laszlo Cseh took gold in the men’s 200 meters butterfly and Katie Ledecky now has three gold medals from the Kazan meet after winning the women’s 200 meters freestyle. More

Katie Ledecky

Swimming World Championships – Day 3 Gold Medalists

Posted on 4 Aug, 2015, by in Miscellaneous

A strong day for Australia with two gold medals – Emily Seebohm winning the women’s 100 meters backstroke, and Mitch Larkin taking the men’s 100 meters backstroke. Katie Ledecky brought gold for the United States and smashed the world record in the women’s 1500 meters freestyle. James Guy produced another British gold medal in the men’s 200 meters freestyle, while Yulia Yefimova closed the day with the first Russian gold, winning the women’s 100 meters breaststroke. More

Adam Peaty

Swimming World Championships – Day 2 Gold Medalists

Posted on 3 Aug, 2015, by in Miscellaneous

Two world records in finals, with Katinka Hosszu of Hungary winning the 200 meters individual medley by setting one, and Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden doing it for the second time in two days by winning the 100 meters butterfly. Adam Peaty of Great Britain, a world record holder, won a close one in the men’s 100 meters breaststroke, while Florent Manaudou of France claimed gold in the men’s 50 meters butterfly. More

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Swimming World Championships – Day 1 Gold Medalists

Posted on 2 Aug, 2015, by in Miscellaneous

The first day of the Swimming World Championships split four gold medals between four nations. Katie Ledecky crushed the competition in the women’s 400 meters freestyle, Sun Yang narrowly beat James Guy for the gold in the men’s 400 meters freestyle, the Australian women (Emily Seebohm, Emma McKeon, Bronte Campbell and Cate Campbell) took gold in the women’s 4×100 meters freestyle relay while France (Florent Manaudou, Fabien Gilot, Mehdy Metella and Jérémy Stravius) took advantage of the American and Australian absence to win the men’s 4×100 meters freestyle relay. More

2012 Olympic Games Day 8 – Event Finals Previews & Predictions

Posted on 4 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

Day 8 of the 2012 Olympic games is the last in the swimming pool, Michael Phelps’ final appearance in an Olympic swimming pool, while the action heats up on the track, with Carmelita Jeter and Veronica Campbell-Brown going for the Women’s 100 meters title, and Maria Sharapova faces Serena Williams for gold on the tennis court. More

2012 Olympic Games Day 7 – Event Finals Previews & Predictions

Posted on 3 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

Another opportunity for Michael Phelps to show that he’s far from over, hoping to win his 17th gold medal, 21st in total and third consecutive in the 100 meters butterfly event, while the Athletics events begin, with Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot in the middle of things, hoping to win the Women’s 10’000 meters in day 7 of the 2012 summer Olympics. More