Articles by Madeleine Lepesant

Mollie O’Callaghan Breaks 200 Free WJR in 1:55.11 Leading Off 4×200 Relay

Mollie O’Callaghan smashes Yang Junxuan 200 free World Junior Record while leading off Australia’s 4×200 free relay during Day 5 Prelims of Tokyo Olympics.


Anna Hopkin Takes Down British Record in Prelims of 100 Free with 52.75

Anna Hopkin took down Francesca Halsall’s 100 free British Record Day 5 Prelims. Hopkin touched third in her heat with a time of 52.79.

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Siobhan Haughey Breaks Asian Records; 52.70 in Prelims of 100 Free

Siobhan Haughey broke the Asian Records in the women’s 100 free on Day 5 Prelims of the Tokyo Olympics. This come hours after she won silver in the 200 free.

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What Song Played During Russian Olympic Gold Medal Ceremony?

Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 rang through the speakers as Evgeny Rylov accepted his gold medal for winning the men’s 100 back on Day 3.


Day 2 Roundup: The Internet Reacts to the Most Exciting Swims in Tokyo

The internet had big reactions to some of the top swims from Day 2 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Australian coach Dean Boxall made headlines after Titmus’ win.


USA Men Take Down Japan 15-13 in Water Polo Opener #Tokyo2020

The USA won its first game on Day 1 of the men’s water polo tournament at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They defeated Japan 15-13 in a nail-biting match.


Day 1 Roundup: What are the Fans Saying on Social Media?

Fans, coaches, swimmers, and parents shared their thoughts on social media on Day 1 of swimming at the 2020 Olympics.


USA Defeats Japan By Historic 25-4 to Open Water Polo at #Tokyo2020

The US Women’s Water Polo team posted a convincing 25-4 win over Japan on Day 1 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The group phase began on July 24.


Rikako Ikee Makes 2020 Tokyo Olympic Debut in Women’s 4×100 Free Relay

Rikako Ikee blasts a 53.63 swimming the second leg of Japan’s 4×100 free relay. This is her first international competition since her diagnosis in 2019.


Arno Kamminga Breaks Dutch National Record, Posts 57.80 100 Breast in Prelims

Arno Kammingo (57.80) breaks his own Dutch national record in the 100 breast as he and Adam Peaty fight for the top spot.


Felix Auboeck Takes Down Own 400 Free Austrian Record on Day 1 Prelims in Tokyo

Felix Auboeck took down his own Austrian national record during the prelims heats of the men’s 400 free on Day 1 of 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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2019 World Champion Daiya Seto Misses Out on 400 IM Final on Day 1 in Tokyo

Daiya Seto failed to make it back in the top 8 of the men’s 400 IM at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. He was ranked first in the world from 2019 to 2021.


Matt King Announces Transfer to Virginia After One Year at Alabama

SEC 100 free champion Matt King announced his decision to swim for the University of Virginia beginning in the fall. He will be transferring from Alabama.


Maximus Williamson Moves to #3 All-Time 13-14 Boy in 200 IM and #2 in 100 Free

Max Williamson moved into the top 3 of National Age Group rankings in the 200 IM and 100 free in the span of 25 minutes.


Ous Mellouli on Surprise Retirement: “I Feel Betrayed”

Ous Mellouli says that he would reconsider his retirement if there were intervention to resolve his ongoing dispute with the Tunisian Swimming Federation.