Articles by Karl Ortegon

Russia, Italy, GBR Top European Junior Championships Medal Table

Russia scored the most golds with 11 in Hungary last week.

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16-Year-Old Barbora Seemanova Smashes Czech 200 Free Record

2016 EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, July 6 – Sunday, July 10, 2016 Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary Prelims 9:30AM / Finals 5:30PM (Local…

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Meet Naomi Grand’Pierre, Haiti’s First Woman to Swim at the Olympics

On Tuesday, July 5th, University of Chicago sophomore-to-be Naomy Grand’Pierre got a life-changing call from her mother. She was confirmed to compete in Rio.

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Sydney Pickrem Doubles Up on Night 2 of Austin Sectionals

Rising Texas A&M sophomore Sydney Pickrem went 2-for-2 tonight at the Southern Sectional meet in Austin, posting wins in the 200 breaststroke and 400 IM.

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Australian NextGen Squad Named; Atherton and Wilson Headline

Minna Atherton has landed herself a spot on the Aussie NextGen Squad.

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Seven Latin American/Caribbean Swimmers Confirmed to Compete in Rio

Seven swimmers from Latin America and the Caribbean recently secured their spot to compete at the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics….

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Minna Atherton, Matthew Wilson Named to Australian Jr Pan Pac Roster

World Junior record holder Minna Atherton heads the Aussie Jr Pan Pac squad.

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Mireia Belmonte Enters Six Events for Rio, Spanish Olympic Team Named

Mireia Belmonte will go for Olympic gold in the 200 fly in Rio.

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Paltrinieri, Pellegrini Highlight Finalized Italian Olympic Team

Defending World and European champion Gregorio Paltrinieri seeks Olympic glory after finishing 5th in 2012 in London.

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Dakota Luther Lands in 15-16 Top 30 With 2:11.6 200 Fly in Austin

Dakota Luther smashed her personal best for a big win tonight in Austin in the 200 fly.

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2016 Rio Olympics Diving Entry List Released, 135 to Compete

David Boudia and Steele Johnson (pictured above) are entered as a team in the men’s synchronized platform diving event in Rio. They both qualified individually in the 10m platform, too.

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Malaysian Record Holder Jinq En Phee Commits to Purdue

Jinq En Phee, Malaysian national record holder in the 50 and 100 meter breaststrokes, has committed to the Purdue Boilermakers….

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Happy 4th: Meet Your 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Team (PHOTO VAULT)

Katie Ledecky will swim at least four events in Rio, and things are looking pretty golden for the 19-year-old come August.

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Clark Smith Scratches from Tonight’s 1500 Free Final

Texas Longhorn Clark Smith has scratched out of the 1500 free final scheduled for tonight.

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

Maya Dirado added her third individual event for Rio with a win in the 200 back with a new best of 2:06.90.

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