Articles by Robert Gibbs

Farida Osman Earns Egypts First Ever Swimming World Champs Medal

Farida Osman earned Egypt’s first ever medal at a World Championships and an African record with her bronze in the women’s 50 fly.

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Magnussen Criticizes Australia’s Relay Tactics, Jacco Responds

James Magnussen questioned Australia’s relay lineup choices in an interview yesterday, arguing that the fastest swimmer should lead off the 4×100 free relay.

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Romanchuk, Micka Break National Records As Both Make 1500 Final

The Ukrainian and Czech records in the men’s 1500 were among those fell on the next to last morning of the 2017 World Championships.

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Russian Revival with Records from Rylov and Chupkov

Evgeny Rylov’s 200 back victory ended a long drought for the Russian men.

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Dressel Shaves Another 0.01 Off Textile Best, 4th-Fastest 100 Fly Ever

Caeleb Dressel threw down another 50.0 this evening in Budapest, once again setting a textile world record for the 100 fly.

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James Guy Rips 1:43.80 Relay Split, Third-Fastest Ever

Great Britain needed a historically fast anchor leg by James Guy to secure gold in tonight’s 4×200 free relay.

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Aliena Schmidtke Becomes First German Women to Break 26.0 in 50 Fly

Aliena Schmidtke lowered her own German record in the 50 fly during this morning’s prelims at the 2017 World Championships.

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Osman Improves Own African Record in 50 Fly

Farida Osman swam to a new personal best and African record this morning in the heats of the 50 fly.

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2017 Worlds: Mixed Medley Relay Record Goes Down Again in Finals

Matt Grevers led off the mixed medley relay, as the USA broke the world record for the same time today at the 2017 World Championships.

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Ledecky’s String of Individual Victories Ends with 200 Free Silver

Katie Ledecky received her first individual silver medal at a major international meet after losing the 200 free to world record holder Federica Pellegrini tonight at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest.

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2017 Worlds: Mixed Medley Relay Prelims Breakdown

This morning’s mixed medley prelims saw countries take a number of different approaches to the event.

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Sun, Horton Ratchet Down Rhetoric After 400 Free

There was no finger wagging between Sun Yang and Mack Horton after the men’s 400 free Sunday night.

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2017 Worlds Previews: Brits Hoping Peaty Can Power Past USA for Gold

You can find links to all of our event-by-event previews and a compilation of our predicted medal-winners here. 2017 FINA…

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2017 Worlds Previews: Big Fins to Be Filled in Men’s 200 IM

Established IM stars like Kosuke Hagino and Chase Kalisz will be among those vying to fill the void left by the absence of the two men who have won the last seven world championships in the 200 IM.

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2017 U.S. World Champs Trials: SwimSwam Awards

Mallory Comerford was one of several swimmers who had stand out meets last week at the 2017 U.S. Nationals and World Championships Trials.

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