Europe

World Jr. Record Breaker Papastamos Forced to Move Training Grounds to Athens

Financial problems in his home pool on the island of Crete has led operators to shut down the heater. That has forced Papastamos to move to the mainland.

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Gorbenko Hacks 7+ Seconds Off Israeli Record In 400 IM

16-year-old Anastasia Gorbenko fired off a new Israeli national record in the women’s 400m IM over the weekend in Nice, France.

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Greece’s Kostas Englezakis Qualifies For 2020 Olympics In 800 Free

Greek swimmer Konstantinos Englezakis produced a silver medal in the men’s 800m free at the FFN Golden Tour, but he qualified for Tokyo in the process.

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Kathleen Baker Nabs 50 Back Gold, Laura Stephens Impresses In 200 Fly In Nice

The FFN Golden Tour stop in Nice wrapped up tonight, with American Kathleen Baker among the final night’s gold medal winners.

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16-Year-Old Boecekler Slices .11 Off 400 Free Turkish Record

While competing on day 3 of the FFN Golden Tour stop in Nice, France, Beril Boecekler fired off a new Turkish national record in the women’s 400m freestyle.

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Riedemann and again Köhler, Wellbrock hit German Olympic qualifying standards

Laura Riedemann is the second German female swimmer, next to Sarah Köhler, to reach the  German Olympic Qualifying standard.

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Danish Swimming Director Out as Union Issues Apology for Public Weighings

Longtime director Pia Holman resigned after an investigation into the practice of public weighing carried out by national team coaches from 2003-2012.

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Hosszu Takes Grueling 1500 Free/400 IM Double Gold In Nice

The Iron Lady raced in every event this morning and went on to take double gold in the evening session of the FFN Golden Tour in Nice.

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Kathleen Baker Keeps It Going With World’s 4th Fastest 200 Back Time Of Season

Look out world, American Kathleen Baker is back to form, firing off one of the fastest 200m back times of the Olympian’s carrer.

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European Junior C’ships Medalist Belonogoff Moves From GBR To RUS

Breaststroker Tatiana Belonogoff raced for Great Britain for years, but will now be making a move to represent the nation of Russia.

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Sarah Köhler and Florian Wellbrock cracked German Olympic Qualifying Standards

Sarah Köhler is the 1st female swimmer who dipped under the German Olympic qualifying standard, taking advantage of special rules for top-4 Worlds finishers.

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WATCH: Baker Upsets Hosszu with 2:08 200 IM in France

Kathleen Baker nearly set a best time on Friday in Nice, France as she upset Katinka Hosszu, the reigning Olympic Champion and World Record holder.

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Baker Busts Out Near-Lifetime Best 200 IM To Open FFN Golden Tour – Nice

America’s Kathleen Baker put on a show during the women’s 200m IM, putting up the 2nd best time of her career while competing in Nice.

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Vladimir Salnikov: Olympic Ban Criteria Should Apply To Everyone

Russian Swim Federation President Vladimir Salnikov said last week that all nations should face the same criteria when it comes to Olympic anti-doping bans.

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Kathleen Baker Takes Two Top Seeds At FFN Golden Tour – Nice

American Olympian Kathleen Baker is showing good form already on just day 1 of the FFN Golden Tour in Nice, taking 2 top seeds.

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