Articles by Annika Johnson

Jonas Deichmann Runs 3144 Miles Across Mexico in 4 Months, Forrest Gump-Style

Germany’s Deichmann is entering the final leg of his 14-month-long triathlon of circumnavigating the globe from Munich by swimming, biking, and running.

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Pernille Blume Earns Highest Score of Week 5 on Danish Dance Show

After earning a staggering 34 points last week, Blume topped that mark with 36 points during week 5 with a tango to “Spectrum” by Florence + The Machine.

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Futures Qualifier Jane Sanderson Verbals to Emory Class of 2026

Jane Sanderson’s lifetime best 200 yard back time, which she first swam 2 years ago, would have put her in the A final at the 2020 UAA Championships.

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Adam Peaty At the Bottom of the Scoreboard After Avatar-Themed Rumba Dance

Peaty wore full-blue Avatar makeup for week 3 of Strictly Come Dancing. His fate on the show is in the hands of the public vote after he only earned 20 points


Chloe McCardel Ties World Record With 43rd English Channel Swim, 44th Next Week

After nearly 11 hours of swimming in 57 degree Fahrenheit water, McCardel is set to do it again next week to break the “Queen of the English Channel” record.


Junior Nationals Qualifier Gil Shaw Commits to UNC Wilmington

Gil Shaw’s best 100 yard breast time would have placed 5th at the 2021 CAA Championships. She clocked a winter junior national cut in long course in July.

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Pernille Blume Shines on Dance Show With Manaudou in the Audience (Video)

It was James Bond night on Vild Med Dans and Blume’s rumba earned the 2nd-highest score of the week. Her fiancee, Florent Manaudou, was there to watch.

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Adam Peaty Moves On To Week 3 of Strictly Come Dancing

After placing 2nd in week 1 with 30 points, Peaty and his dance partner scored 19 points with their quickstep to Jet’s “Are You Gonna Be My Girl.”


Johns Hopkins Doctor Seeking Swimmers for Study on Brain Injury Recovery

Johns Hopkins’ Dr. Jennifer Coughlin is leading a research study on whether participation in sports can protect the brain from damage.


Pernille Blume Going For Gold on the Dance Floor (Vild Med Dans VIDEOS)

Fresh off her bronze medal win in Tokyo, Pernille Blume has made it through 3 weeks of competition with high marks in the Danish dance show Vild Med Dans.


FINA World Cup Day 1 Prelims: 14YO Jefimova Sets 200 SCM Breast Estonian Record

Fresh off her Olympic debut in Tokyo, 14-year-old Eneli Jefimova took 1.5 seconds off her best 200 SCM breast time to break the Estonian National Record.


2021 ISL Match 11, Day 1 Start Lists: Guilherme Basseto Drops 50 Back

Basseto has won the 50 back for Team Iron twice this season and hasn’t dropped below 4th place. His only events on day 1 are the 4×100 free and medley relays

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See the Fresh Ink of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Take a look at the first-time Olympians and Paralympians who got tattoos of the Olympic rings and Paralympic agitos after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.


CSU Sacramento to Host Olympic Swimming Forum on Transition to “Civilian Life”

7-time Olympic gold medalist Mark Spitz (above) is one of five panelists alongside other big names Summer Sanders, Mike Burton, Jeff Float and Debbie Meyer.


Adam Peaty’s Dance Debut Earns Second-Highest Score on British Dance Show

Olympic champion Adam Peaty tied for the 2nd-highest score on week 1 of BBC show Strictly Come Dancing with a hip-driven cha-cha to Maneskin’s “Beggin.”