Articles by Robert Gibbs

Rio Olympic Medalists Twitter List (Day 8 Update)

You can follow the men’s 50 free medalists on Twitter, along with many other Olympic swimmers.

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USA Wins 1000th Gold Medal With Women’s Medley Relay Win

The United States earned its 1000th Summer Olympic gold medal with Team USA’s victory in the women’s 4×100 medley relay tonight in Rio.

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Schooling Surpasses Crocker for Fastest Ever Textile 100 Fly

Joseph Schooling won gold and set a new textile record with his 50.39 victory in the 100 fly Friday night in Rio.

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Maya DiRado Upsets Katinka Hosszu, Moves to 5th All-Time in 200 Back

Maya DiRado of the USA will finish her Olympic career with an individual medal of each color after defeating Katinka Hosszu in the 200 back Friday night in Rio.

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Ervin Passes Phelps to Become Oldest Swimmer to Win Solo Gold

Anthony Ervin of the USA became the oldest swimmer to win an individual gold medal tonight with his victory in the 50 free, sixteen years after he won the same event in Sydney.

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Olympic Sailor Reported Sick Due to Polluted Water

One Belgian sailor has been reported ill due to contaminated water in Guanabara Bay, although no illnesses have been definitely linked to the waters off Copacabana Beach, where open water swimming will take place.

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Rio Olympic Medalists Twitter List (Day 7 Update)

You can follow the men’s 50 free medalists on Twitter, along with many other Olympic swimmers.

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Manuel, Oleksiak Tie for Olympic Record Victory in 100 Free

American Simone Manuel and Canadian Penny Oleksiak tied to win the women’s 100 freestyle in an Olympic Record time of 52.70 Thursday night in Rio.

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Phelps Breaks Ties for Most Overall & Gold Individual Medals

Michael Phelps became the Olympian with most individual gold medals and medals of any color with tonight’s victory in the 200 IM.

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Simonas Bilis Breaks Lithuanian Record in 50 Free, Advances to Finals

Simonas Bilis set a new Lithuanian record in the 50 free Thursday evening in Rio.

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NCAA Update: College Stars Play Key Roles, Earn 800 Free Relay Medals

Texas Longhorn Townley Haas was one of seven NCAA swimmers who earned medals in the 4×200 freestyle relays earlier this week in Rio.

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Rio Olympic Medalists Twitter List (Day 5 Update)

You can follow Katinka Hosszu on Twitter, along with every other Rio swimming medalist so far.

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SwimSwam PSA: Prelim Swimmers Earn Relay Medals

One of Michael Phelps’s 21 gold medals (as of this morning) came from swimming the preliminary heat of the 4×100 medley relay in 2004.

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Leonardo De Deus Breaks Brazilian 200 Back Record

Leonard De Deus set a new Brazilian national record in the prelims of the men’s 200 back Wednesday morning in Rio.

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Mr. 1:45.23? Conor Dwyer’s Olympic 200 Free a Model of Consistency

Conor Dwyer’s 200 free has been the model of consistency.

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