Articles by Karl Ortegon

South America Recap: Brazil Could Go Without Medals at Home Games

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m…

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Africa Recap: Le Clos, Coventry, and Tandy Qualify for Finals

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m…

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Rio Twitter Recap Day 5: Ledecky Impresses Yet Again

Katie Ledecky, who has yet to disappoint at these Games, anchored the 4×200 free relay to gold despite going into her leg with almost a full second deficit.

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North America: Women’s 200 Breast the “Double Miss” Event for U.S. in 2016

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…

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Jeanette Ottesen Slips Under Own 100 Free Danish Record

In the first semifinal of the women’s 100 free, Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen posted a new Danish record, besting her own mark.

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Cate Campbell “Just Trying to Wake Up” for Prelims

Australian sprint sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell spoke with the media after prelims today, as Cate talked about the late start times for prelims…

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CSC’s Wyatt Davis Scares 13-14 NAG Record at Jr Nationals

Wyatt Davis, 14, nearly broke the 13-14 NAG record tonight at the 2016 Speedo Junior Nationals.

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Katie Drabot Wins Four Times at NCSA Summer Champs Day 1 in Indy

2016 NCSA CHAMPIONSHIPS Dates: August 9th – August 13th Location: Indianapolis, IN (IUPUI) Meet website Night one results Ozaukee Aquatics’ Katie…

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Federica Pellegrini Absent from 100 Free Prelims

Italian freestyle star Federica Pellegrini was a no-show today during the 100 freestyle preliminaries.

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Rio Twitter Recap Day 4: It’s All About America’s Greats

Night four was incredibly entertaining, a fun trend that we’re starting to notice at these Olympic Games. Twitter was aflame…

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African Recap Day 4: Le Clos Unable to Top Phelps, Misses Podium

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m…

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Former Official Dave Reynolds Receives Permanent Ban from USA Swimming

David Reynolds, a former swim official and pastor in Arkansas, has been added to USA Swimming’s list of banned individuals. In…

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How Michael Phelps Spoils the Rest of Us

Pretty much everyone knows Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. They are titans of the sport, and they carry relevance outside…

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Katinka Hosszu Posts New Hungarian Record in 100 Back Victory

After smashing the 400 IM world record and the 200 IM Olympic record already at these Games, Katinka Hosszu has managed to take down another mark– her own 100 back Hungarian record.

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