Articles by Karl Ortegon

2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Day Six Finals Preview

Michael Phelps will swim the 200 IM final and the 100 fly semifinals tonight.

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Katie Ledecky Now Owns the 10 Fastest 800 Free Times Ever

Katie Ledecky has cemented herself as the fastest all-time performer in the 800 free ten times over.

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Nathan Adrian Swims Sub-22 After Shutting Down Last Five Meters

Nathan Adrian won the 100 free last night, punching his ticket to Rio, and he had a very smooth 50 free this morning at 21.96.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Day Six Prelims Preview

Caeleb Dressel (left) and Anthony Ervin (right) will swim 50 free prelims today and should find themselves battling again in the final.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Day Five Roster Update

Cal’s Josh Prenot rocked a new American record to win the 200 breast and guarantee his spot on the 2016 USA Olympic Team headed to Rio.

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Brazilian Court of Sports Justice Clears Medeiros’ Doping Violation

One of Brazil‘s premier female swimmers, Etiene Medeiros, has been deemed innocent despite registering a positive result for a banned substance earlier this month….

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Michael Chadwick Time Trials 48.9 100 Free After Missing Semifinals

In a last-ditch effort to make the American 4×100 free relay, Michael Chadwick swam a 100 free time trial after prelims today, going 48.9.

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Matthew Klotz Smashes Deaf World Record in 200 Back

LSU’s Matthew Klotz has just broken the deaf world record in the 200 backstroke in prelims at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Day Five Prelims Preview

Simone Manuel was out like a rocket in the 200 free final, so we know the speed is there. Is it finally time to see a flat start sub-53 for the American women?

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SwimMAC’s Matthew Josa Disqualified in the 200 IM

This morning, Matthew Josa was disqualified in heat 9 of 10 in the men’s 200 IM.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Day Four Roster Update

Tonight was a night of redemption for Missy Franklin, who pushed through a very close race in the 200 free to touch 2nd overall to secure her spot on the Olympic roster.

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Josh Prenot Becomes 3rd-Fastest American Performer Ever in 200 Breast

In the first semifinal of the men’s 200 breast, Josh Prenot unleashed a 2:08.41 to vault himself to the third-fastest performer in the event in American history.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials: Day Four Finals Preview

Katie Ledecky will certainly attack the 200 free tonight– you know you’re in trouble if you’re already behind her at the 100 mark.

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Michael Phelps Scratches Again; No 100 Free for the G.O.A.T.

Michael Phelps, who is the heavy favorite to win the 200 fly final tomorrow night, has scratched out of the 100 free prelims tomorrow morning.

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Texas Boys Continue Eddie Reese’s U.S. Relay Legacy in 200 Free Final

Across prelims and finals swimmers, Reese had at least three Longhorns on U.S. relays at the Games in 2000, 2004, and 2008, and that was the case for multiple relays in 2000 and 2004.

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