Articles by Anne Lepesant

Ryan Murphy: “I’ve got about 15 thoughts” about Doping in the Olympics

American backstroker Ryan Murphy expressed his concerns about doping on Friday, during the press conference following his 200 back final.


Tokyo 2020 Olympics Day 6 Medal Table: Hong Kong on the Rise

Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong earned her second silver medal of the Games on Saturday, propelling her country to the 12th spot on the medal table.


Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Day 6 Finals Live Recap

Reigning World Champion Daiya Seto of Japan will contest the men’s 200 individual medley final on Day 6 of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.


Aikins, Dunham, Murphy, Grum Impress at Georgia LC Senior State Championships

SwimAtlanta, Dynamo, Athens Bulldogs, Columbus Aquatic Club, and Spartans Aquatic Club were among the top performers at GA Senior States.

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Tokyo Relay Splits: China Breaks WR; Ledecky’s 1:53.7 Eclipses AUS for Silver

Katie Ledecky swam the fastest split of the morning by 61 hundredths, helping USA overtake Australia for the silver medal.


Tokyo 2020 Olympics Day 5 Medal Table: 2 Golds and 2 Olympic Records for China

China and Japan leapfrog Canada and the Russian Olympic Committee on Day 5 to take over at the 4th and 5th positions on the medal table.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Day 5 Finals Live Recap

China’s Zhang Yufei, the top seed by 1.3 seconds with 2:04.89, will race in the final of the women’s 200 fly on Thursday morning in Tokyo.


Tokyo 2020 Men’s 100 Free Final: Fastest Qualification Times in History

USA’s Caeleb Dressel, the 3rd-fastest performer of all time, will race in the final of a men’s 100 free that took 47.82 to qualify for.


Be a (Google Doodle) Olympian! “Champion Island” Includes Artistic Swimming

You, too, can be an Olympian with Google’s Doodle Champion Island game. (Good luck beating me in artistic swimming, though.)

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Charlotte Hook, Gretchen Walsh Highlight Huntsville Futures Psych Sheet

Charlotte Hook is seeded first in the 200 fly, 400 free, and 200 IM at the 2021 USA Swimming Futures Championships in Huntsville, AL.


Gymnast Alvarado Skirts IOC Rules by Incorporating BLM into Tokyo Floor Routine

18-year-old Luciana Alvarado, Costa Rica’s first gymnast to qualify for the Olympic Games, skirted IOC protest rules by adding a BLM tribute to her routine.


Tokyo 2020 Olympics Day 4 Medal Table: USA and Australia Remain at the Top

Katie Ledecky (right) and Erica Sullivan (left) added a gold and a silver to Team USA’s medal count on Day 4 of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.


Tokyo Relay Splits: GBR Dominates Men’s 4×200 Free with 3 of the 6 Fastest Legs

Great Britain registered the #1, #2, #6, and #16 splits of the morning, securing the gold medal by a margin of 3.23 seconds.


Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Day 4 Finals Live Recap

USA’s Katie Ledecky will compete in the finals of both the 200 free and a new Olympic event, the women’s 1500 free, on Wednesday morning in Tokyo.


Canada’s Sydney Pickrem Expected to Scratch 200 Breaststroke in Tokyo

Sydney Pickrem, the 8th seed in the women’s 200 breaststroke, will pull out of that event to focus on the final of the 200 individual medley.