Articles by Karl Ortegon

Twitter Recap Day 3: Lilly King Makes Non-Swimmers Pay Attention

Michael Phelps has long been heralded for bringing attention to the sport of swimming. Ryan Lochte, Katie Ledecky, and Missy Franklin…


Rio Day 3 Medal Table: Dominant Medal Haul for Team USA

Lilly King won a historical battle against Yulia Efimova tonight, adding one more gold to the USA total.


African Recap Day 3: Le Clos’ Risky Strategy Pays Off

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


Katie McLaughlin Wins 200 IM to Close Stanford Futures

Katie McLaughlin, a rising sophomore with the Cal Golden Bears, took the 200 IM win for Mission Viejo with a 2:15.59.

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Rio Twitter Recap Day 2: Lilly King’s Finger Wag Lights Up Twitter

Day two was exhilarating, as three individual world records electrified Rio and the Twitterverse blew up with all of the…


African Recap: Cameron VDB Earns Silver, Coventry Continues Her Legacy

Cameron van der Burgh grabbed silver in the men’s 100 breast, and Kirsty Coventry swam twice in the 100 back in her 5th Olympic Games.


Rio 2016 Medal Table: USA Thunders Back On Night 2

Katie Ledecky’s 400 free gold helped propel the United States to the top of the swimming medal table here in Rio.


Leah Hayes Lowers Own 200 Free 10&U NAG Record

Leah Hayes was at it again today, swimming a 2:14.39 in the 200 free to beat her own NAG record…


Zettle Wins Again on Final Night of Austin Futures

2016 FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIPS – AUSTIN Thursday, August 4 – Sunday, August 7, 2016 University of Texas, Austin, Texas Meet website Psych Sheets…

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Tristen Ulett Breaks 57 in 100 Free to Close Atlanta Futures

2016 FUTURES CHAMPIONSHIPS – ATLANTA August 4th-7th, 2016 Atlanta, Georgia (Georgia Tech) Psych sheets Live Results 14-year-old Tristen Ulett didn’t get the…

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Kanako Watanabe Reinstated After Morning DQ, Will Swim 100 BR Semis

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


Chinese Men Disqualified in 4×100 Free Relay Prelims

The Chinese men won’t race the 4×100 free relay finals tonight after a DQ in prelims.


Five Storylines to Follow at the 2016 U.S. Junior Nationals

Grace Ariola is one of several elite young backstrokers who will race next week at Junior Nationals.


Led by Nakamura, Japanese Men Break Nat’l Record in 400 Free Relay

Junya Koga split a 48.68 anchoring Japan’s record-breaking relay this morning during prelims of the men’s 4×100 free relay.


Katsumi Nakamura Becomes First Japanese Man Under 48 in 100 Free

Katsumi Nakamura was out like a rocket in the first heat of the men’s 4×100 free relay, flying to a 47.99 finish as the lead-off for Japan’s relay.

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