Defending World Cup champion Chad le Clos did not contest the opening stop of Cluster #2 in Hong Kong, and his South African countryman Cameron van der Burgh took advantage, tightening his grasp on the series points lead.
The primary conflict between the two looms in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly races, and Phelps finished with the #1 world ranking in both, which seemed to be a defining statistic for voters.
Of his gold medal-winning 100m butterfly race in Kazan, Le Clos says, “I wanted to show everybody that it [the 200 fly] was just a bad race, so I was just happy with the way I bounced back.”
Chad Le Clos came out golden at today’s All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo.
Cameron Van der Burgh is one of the athletes highlighting the All Africa Games set to begin tomorrow in Brazzaville, Congo. Need some spring in your step before then? Take a listen to the 2015 All Africa Games anthem to add some rhythm to your day.
The 11th edition of the All Africa Games is coming full circle, as the host of the original Games back…
Sarah Sjostrom helped Europe dominate as a continent, with nearly half the aggregate finals lanes featuring a swimmer from Europe.
2015 U.S Nationals Race Video: Michael Phelps posted the top time in the world of 50.45 in tonight’s 100m butterfly final.
Above, FINA has posted highlights on their channel from the 2015 World Cup stop in Chartres, France. The second stop…
Missy Franklin will be chasing the gold medal in the women’s 100m backstroke on Day Two of the Paris-Chartres stop of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015.
The Moscow stop in this year’s FINA World Cup circuit featured a star-studded lineup, as many big-name swimmers extended their trip in Russia to take part at the meet.
Ryan Lochte, who entered the meet in several events, was scheduled to be at the media conference but was not there.
Chad Le Clos says Michael Phelps is a huge threat to his Olympic goals.
The first finals session of the FINA World Cup Series will take place today in Moscow. Hungarian star Katinka Hosszu is already back at it and will contest several events during tonight’s finals.
Katinka Hosszu, coming off a World Championship in which she swept the IM events, will be looking to keep her momentum going into the first stop of the World Cup tour this week.