Articles by Karl Ortegon

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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Kazakhstan Anti-Doping Lab Suspended by WADA

The WADA announced today that they have suspended the accreditation for the Almaty, Kazakhstan laboratory. “The decision to suspend the…

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Michael Phelps Readies for 200 Fly, His First Race in Omaha

Phelps (above) embraces his training partner Chase Kalisz after the Georgia Dawg punched his ticket to Rio in the 400 IM.

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U.S. Olympic Team Roster: Day Two Update

Kelsi Worrell rocked a 56.48 tonight for the 2nd-fastest time in the world this year, earning a spot on the 2016 USA Olympic Team.

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David Plummer Goes 5th Fastest Time Ever in 100 Back

In semifinal two of the men’s 100 back in Omaha, Minnesota alumnus David Plummer erupted for a new lifetime best, world-leading time, and fifth fastest swim ever of 52.12 to win the heat.

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Allie Raab Swims 4th Fastest U.S. 15-16 100 Breast in Omaha

Allie Raab and her rockin’ socks (yes, those are tacos) swam the #4 time in the U.S. women’s 100 breast 15-16 rankings.

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

Katie Ledecky will race for the first time tomorrow; she’s the top seed in the women’s 400 free.

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How the U.S. Olympic Roster Looks After Night 1 of Trials

Maya Dirado has made it onto her first-ever Olympic team with a win in the 400 IM tonight.

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Catherine Vogt Promoted to Associate Head Coach at USC

Catherine Vogt, above, with 2015 World Champion in the 5K Open Water race.

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