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Belmonte Closes Out 2020 Catalonia Open With Two More Golds

Mireia Belmonte capped off the 2020 Catalonia Open with another two victories, bringing her total up to seven individual race wins for the meet. Belmonte won the women’s 1500 and 200 freestyle on the final morning.

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Anderson Cleans House While Guy Nears 100 Free PB To Close Out Flanders Cup

A wicked-fast meet transpired for British swimmer Freya Anderson, as the teen collected the 50m/100m/200m freestyle victories in spades.

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Ellen Walshe Becomes Ireland’s First-Ever Sub-Minute 100 Butterflier

Irish swimmer Ellen Walshe had never before been under a minute in the women’s 100m fly, but all that changed tonight at the Flanders Cup.

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Hungarian Olympic Medalist Laszlo Cseh Races in Yards in South Florida

This is the 2nd-ever yards meet for the 6-time Olympic medalist, who is part of a group of Hungarian men who are in Florida this week.

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Freya Anderson Busts Out 1:56.06 200 Free For First Time Ever Under 1:57

Carrying her momentum from a 100m free gold on night 1 of the Flanders Cup, 18-year-old Freya Anderson produced the fastest 200m free swim of her life.

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Canadian Sydney Pickrem Hands Katinka Hosszu Rare Loss in 200 IM

Katinka Hosszu’s last lost in a 200 IM in any short course or long course meters meet came in April of 2017 – a span running 56 meets. Above: Sydney Pickrem.

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Freya Anderson Becomes 6th Fastest British 50 Freestyler Ever With Heat Swim

18-year-old Freya Anderson busted out the quickest 50m free of her career, taking the Flanders Cup top seed with her morning time of 25.06.

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Martinenghi Edges Out Scozzoli, Shanahan Wins Again At Geneva Challenge Day 2

Nicolo Martinenghi took the 50m breast gold in Geneva, edging out teammate Fabio Scozzoli, while Katie Shanahan topped the women’s 400m IM.

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Guy Snags Double Gold, Anderson Impresses In 100 Free At Flanders Cup

2019 European Short Course bronze medalist James Guy is kicking his 2020 off right with a pair of wins at the Flanders Cup.

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Duran And Manosa Share 800 Free Gold On Day 2 Of Catalonia Open

After Miguel Duran (above) and Albert Escrits Manosa took gold and bronze respectively in the 400 free, they shared gold this morning in the 800 free.

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Judge Orders Closure of Rio Olympic Park Due To Safety Concerns

A Judge has ordered the closure of the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, including the aquatics complex which hosted the world’s elite swimmers in 2016.

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Marco Koch Becomes First German to Hit 2020 Tokyo Olympic Qualifying Standard

Marco Koch is the first swimmer to dip under the German Federation’s Olympic qualifying standard since the qualifying period opened on January 1st.

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Peaty, Scott Among GB Swimmers Heading To Irish McCullagh Open Meet Next Month

Adam Peaty heads up the team of GB swimming superstars who will race at the McCullagh Open Meet in Ireland next month from February 20th-23rd.

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15-Year-Old EYOF Queen Katie Shanahan Shows Up On Day 1 Of Geneva Challenge

Day 1 of the 2020 Geneva International saw 3-time European Youth Olympic Festival individual gold medalist Katie Shanahan show up big time.

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Hosszu Wins Record 7th Hungary Sportswoman of the Year; Milak Wins Men’s Honor

Katinka Hosszu made history in many ways in 2019, and this week added one more superlative to her resume: the most Hungarian Sportswoman of the Year awards.

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