Articles by Karl Ortegon

Belmonte Proves She’s Here to Race with 1500 Free Silver, NR

Mireia Belmonte scored the silver tonight in the women’s 1500 free, looking better than she ever has before.

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Russia Dominates Synchronized Swimming, Wins 7 of 9 Possible Golds

Team Russia absolutely dominated synchronized swimming last week at the 2017 FINA World Championships, winning seven golds out of a possible nine.

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Cate Campbell Speaks Out Against FINA

Australian Olympic champion Cate Campbell has given some choice words in regards to FINA at a press conference in Budapest, according to…


Denver Swimmers Win 2, Visscher Hits 25.6 50 Free in Gresham

Sid Farber was one of the Denver swimmers getting a win on the last night of Gresham Sectionals.

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2017 Worlds Medal Table: USA Still Leads, GBR Adds 2 Golds

Ben Proud won the 50 fly, helping shoot GBR up the medal table.


Ruta’s Back, Making Tomorrow’s 100 Breast Final an Instant Classic

Her time from the 100 breast semifinals tonight was her fastest since 2013.


Kirill Prigoda Lowers Russian 100 Breast Record with Bronze Medal

Russian Kirill Prigoda took down the Russian 100 breast record tonight in the final in Budapest, going 59.05 for his third national record this week already.

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Ryan Held Takes 3 Wins, Pops 24.9 50 Back at NC Sr Champs

He took home wins in the 100 free and 100 fly, two events that he raced in at the 2017 NCAA Championships, as well as the 200 free.


On a Near Full-Year Taper, Michael Phelps Still Loses to a Shark

The shark was reportedly untapered, even more embarrassing for the so-called greatest athlete ever.


Kenisha Liu Wins Two More, PASA Wins Team Titles at La Mirada Sectls

Brea Aquatics’ Kenisha Liu stormed to two more victories in La Mirada tonight, taking the 200 IM and 50 free.

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2017 FINA World Championships: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

Katie Ledecky will race for gold and try to upend her own world record in the 400 free tonight.


Hungary Erupts for Relay Bronze, Blazes New Trail for the Coming Years

Katinka Hosszu’s swims weren’t the most impressive from Team Hungary today in Budapest.


Catherine Sanchez Pops 59.5 100 Fly, Mefford Wins 2x in La Mirada

The above photo is from high school, though Sanchez (left) got a great race from Kenisha Liu (right) in the 100 fly tonight.

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Grace Cooper Becomes 4th-Fastest U.S. 15-Year-Old Ever in 50 Free

Cooper slammed down a lifetime best 25.38 to win the women’s 50 free.

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Shane Tusup Lawsuit to be Handled After World Champs

Katinka Hosszu’s coach will still be on deck in Budapest next week at Worlds.

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