Africa

Schoenmaker Closing In On Becoming First South African Female LC World Medalist

Tatjana Schoenmaker is on the cusp of becoming the first South African woman to win a medal at the World Aquatics Championships.

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Caeleb Dressel Cracks American Record, World Championship Record in 50 Fly

Dressel stepped up for the 50 fly semifinals, clocking in at 22.57 to break the American Record and Championship Record.

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Manuel’s 51.9 Anchors USA to New American Record in Gwangju

The American women made history on night 1 of the 2019 FINA World Championships as the quartet took down the American Record en route to a silver medal.

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Zach Apple Scorches 46.8 Split as USA Swims Fastest Textile 400 FR Relay Ever

The Americans’ 3rd leg man really brought the thunder. Zach Apple pulled the Americans further ahead with a huge 46.86 split.

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South African Women Take Step In Right Direction In 400 Free Relay

The South African women set a new Continental Record in the 400 freestyle relay on the opening day of the 2019 World Championships.

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Titmus Dethrones Ledecky to Win Worlds Gold in New Aussie 400 Free Record

Ariarne Titmus (AUS) accomplished a feat no woman had ever done on night 1 of 2019 Worlds as she defeated distance legend Katie Ledecky (USA) in the 400 free.

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Chad Le Clos Scratches 50 Fly on Day 1 of World Championships (START LISTS)

South Africa’s Chad Le Clos was the major scratch on day 1 of the 2019 World Championships. He withdrew from prelims of the men’s 50 fly.

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2019 World Championships Previews: Rylov Seeks 200 Back Repeat vs. Murphy

Gwangju sets the stage for a battle between the USA’s Olympic champion Ryan Murphy and Russia’s defending World champion Evgeny Rylov in the 200 back.

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2019 World Championships Previews: Seto a Major Threat in 400 IM

Chase Kalisz is the 2016 Olympic silver medalist and defending World Champion in this event, while Seto is the World and Olympic bronze medalist.

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FINA Passes Rule Changes, Will Pick 2025/2027 Worlds Hosts This Weekend

FINA delegates approved minor adjustments to general, anti-doping, facilities and constitutional policies in Gwangju, South Korea.

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Official Entry Lists Now Published for 2019 World Championships

The 2019 World Championships will see swimming kick-off in a matter of days, so study up on these entry lists in the meantime.

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Multi-Medal Contender Chad Le Clos Dealing With Groin Hernia Entering Gwangju

Reigning 200m fly World Champion Chad Le Clos is currently dealing with a groin injury heading into the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships.

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Gwangju 2019 World Championships Boast Record 194 Participating Nations

The flags of 194 nations will wave across the 6 disciplines of aquatic sports at the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships – an increase of 12 from 2017.

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Almost $6 Million Up for Grabs at 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships

Sarah Sjostrom’s 3 gold, 1 silver medal performance at the 2017 World Championships earned her $75,000 in prize money individually.

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2019 World Champs Previews: Kalisz Seeks USA’s 9th-Straight Title in 200 IM

Kalisz, who swept the IM events in Budapest, is currently ranked 9th in the world for 2019 with a 1:57.68 from the TYR Pro Swim Series.

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