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Hungarian Nationals: Gyurta Swims Easy 2:10 In 200 Breast Semifinal

Gyurta posted the fastest time in the semifinal of the men’s 200 breaststroke by four seconds, swimming to a time of 2:10.74. That time is still two seconds off of his season best of 2:08.58 from the Bergen Swim Festival.

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Sjostrom Breaks Two Meet Reconds on Day 1 of Swedish Championships

The 2015 Swedish Championships started today in Sundsvall. The meet kicked off with the men’s 200 fly, 100 free, 200 breast, and 1500 free as well as the women’s 200 free, 50 back, and 200 breast.

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Europe

International Stars Head to Vichy for the French Open

One of the highlights of the weekend will be the showdowns between Cesar Cielo and Florent Manaudou in the 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly…

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Trojan Swimmers Pinzon and Dvariskyte Make A Very Funky Couple

“We met a year ago and it was love at first sight. Rami was quite upfront about it, she was actually the one that asked me out. We went for sushi after a swim,” Omar recalls.

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Alshammar Pulls Out of World Championships Due to a Back Injury

On the advice of doctors Therese Alshammar has decided to forgo competing in Kazan so she focus on her rehabilitation…

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Hungarians Improve Butterfly World Rankings On Day Four of Nationals

Tamas Kenderesi and Lazslo Cseh became second and third men this year to break 1:55 in the 200m butterfly.

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German Open to finalize nation’s World Champs roster

Today, the German Swimming Association (DSV) published an overview about the last step in the nomination procedure for German swimmers to qualify for the World Championships in Kazan in August.

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Putin Among Russian Officials to Celebrate Athletes Success in Baku

High ranking Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin, congratulated the Russian swim team on their success in Baku…

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Pal Joensen Wins 4 Medals, Including 1500 Free, to Open Island Games

Faroese swimmer Pal Joensen won 4 medals on the first day of competition at the 2015 Island Games.

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Bence Biczó Lights Up 1:56 200 Fly At Hungarian Nationals

Laszlo Cseh earned his first silver medal of the day with his time of 1:49.09 in the event. Later, he finished second in the men’s 100 backstroke to Gabor Balog by .06 seconds, adding his second silver medal of the day.

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Pavol Jelenák Lowers National Record At Slovakian Nationals

The swim of the meet had to go to Pavol Jelenák of the J&T Bratislava club, breaking his own 200IM record. His time on Saturday of 2:05.36 is 0.24 under his now old national record of 2.05.59 set at the European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary in 2012.

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Discovery Communications nabs Olympic TV rights in Europe through 2024

In a major move for European television broadcasting, the U.S.-based Discovery Communications has gained broadcast rights throughout Europe for four Olympic Games stretching from 2018 to 2024.

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Yannick Agnel Pulls Out of World Championships; Won’t Defend 200 Free Title

French superstar Yannick Agnel won’t defend his 200 meter free title at the World Championships.

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Hosszu Ends Hungarian Nationals Run After Just 1 Swim

Bucking her standard meet approach, Katinka Hosszu has swum just one race in prelims due to the lack of a warm-down pool at the hosts’ brand-new facility.

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Jones Celebrates Promising Crop of British Swimmers

Team GB Swimming Team Leader Tim Jones has congratulated his swimmers on an impressive performance that saw them secure second place in the medal table at the European Games with seven gold medals.

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