Articles by Annika Johnson

14-Year-Old Luke Ellis Blasts 4:30 400 Meter IM, #5 All-Time in Age Group

In the 400 IM, Luke Ellis is now ranked only behind the 13-14 age group times of Michael Phelps, Cal’s Sean Grieshop, Texas’ Carson Foster, and Brennan Morris

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Green Cove Springs, Florida Designs Corn Maze For Hometown Hero Caeleb Dressel

Green Cove Springs designed their annual cornfield maze after 7-time Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel, who grew up in Green Cove Springs, this year.

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The Best and Worst Predicted Events of the 2020 Tokyo Pick’Em Contest

No one in the 2020 Tokyo Pick’Em contest precdted Tunisia’s Ahmed Hafnaoui (above) would place in the top 4 of the 400 free, let alone win gold.


Tokyo 2020, Europe Day 8: Sjostrom Matches Pre-Injury 50 Free Speed For Silver

In February, Sarah Sjostrom swam a 24.07 50 free (her fastest time in 2021) before breaking her elbow that same month. She just swam a 24.07 to win silver.


2020 Tokyo Olympics Pick’Em Contest – Day 8, Final Results

181 Pick’Em voters correctly predicted Bruno Fratus (above) would win bronze in the 50 free. Day 8 brings the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Pick’Em contest to a close.


Tokyo 2020, Europe Day 7: 1 World Record, 1 European Record, 8 National Records

Italy took down National Records in the women’s 4×100 medley relay and 4×100 mixed medley relay (above.) Great Britain broke the mixed medley relay WR.


2020 Tokyo Olympics Pick’Em Contest – Day 7 Results

886 out of about 900 Pick’Em voters predicted Caeleb Dressel would win the 100 fly and 788 scored points for correctly picking Kristof Milak to win silver.


Tokyo 2020, Europe Day 6: Bulgaria’s First Olympic Swimming Finalist Since 1988

After placing 4th in the men’s 100 butterfly semifinals, Josif Miladinov is Bulgaria’s first Olympic swimming finalist in 33 years.

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Watch Tatjana Schoenmaker Break 200 Breast World Record: Day 6 Race Videos

Watch the race videos from 6th finals session where Tatjana Schoenmaker took charge of the 200 breast field to win gold and break the World Record

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Michael Andrew Under Review By USOPC For Not Wearing Mask In Mixed Zone

In response to photos of Andrew not wearing his mask in the mixed zone Friday, the USOPC said they are reviewing the matter and “will take action as needed.”


2020 Tokyo Olympics Pick’Em Contest – Day 6 Results

Only one out of about 900 Pick’Em voters correctly predicted China’s Wang Shun would win gold in the men’s 200 IM final today.


Scottsdale Aquatic Club’s Luca Gissendaner Posts 53.5 100 Yard Breast

Scottsdale Aquatic Club’s Luca Gissendaner, a rising high school senior, took 1.8 seconds off his best 100 yard breast time from March for a time of 53.50.

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Tokyo 2020, Europe Day 5: Finland Wins First Olympic Swimming Medal in 25 Years

Matti Mattson (above) broke his Finnish National Record in the 200 breast to win bronze (2:07.13). This is Finland’s first Olympic swimming medal since 1996,


Watch China Break Women’s 4×200 Free Relay WR: Day 5 Finals Race Videos

Watch all the race videos from the day 5 finals session of the Tokyo Olympics including when the entire women’s 4×200 free relay podium beat the World Record

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2020 Tokyo Olympics Pick’Em Contest – Day 5 Results

Only 4 Pick’Em voters correctly picked Bobby Finke (above) to win the men’s 800 freestyle final. 685 people gave the win to Paltrinieri who finished in 2nd.