International

Anomolies, Superlatives, and Peculiarities from the World Championships Medal Tables and Results

Rather than bog down our final day 8 summary with all of the different intersting (or maybe less than interesting)…

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Sun Yang Breaks Grant Hackett's World Record in 1500 Freestyle

China’s Sun Yang, at only 19 years old, has chased down one of the few World Records that survived the polyurethane…

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Shanghai Day 8 Finals Session: Ryan Lochte Wins 5th Gold Medal; Sun Yang Downs World Record

On this last day of competition its all medals, with only 7 finals races to go before the conclusion of…

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Shanghai Final Day: Lochte Cruises to 400 IM Final in 4:11

Men’s 400 IM prelims Ryan Lochte, already with 4 gold medals under his belt, looks to have gotten a good…

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5 Things to Watch for on Final Day in Shanghai

We’ve got one day to go in Shanghai, but the action is nowhere near over. The morning (nighttime US time)…

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New Poll Question: "Maggie the Missile" versus "Missy the Missyle"

Through 7 days of the 2011 FINA World Championships, we’ve seen plenty of great swims from young swimmers. Two of…

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Missy Franklin Shatters American Record in 200 Back (Again); Wins 2nd Gold [with video link]

American 16-year old Missy Franklin won the women’s 200 backstroke in 2:05.1, which is an almost unfathomable time for a…

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Shanghai Day 7 Finals: Dekker Pulls Big Upset Over Alshammar

Women’s 50 fly final – Medal Race Sweden’s Therese Alshammar came in as a big favorite in this race, but…

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Shanghai Day 7 Prelims: Jessica Hardy, Therese Alshammar Tie for Top Seed in 50 Free; Hardy Also Tops 50 Breast on Quick Turnaround

Women’s 50 free prelims The USA’s Jessica Hardy and Sweden’s Therese Alshammar tied at 24.82 for the top seed in…

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Shanghai Day 7; 5 Things to Watch From Worlds

We’re headed into the stretch-run of the World Championships with only two days to go. By now, we think most…

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CAS Releases Full Report in Cielo Doping Decision

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has released its full report on the findings of Cesar Cielo, Vinicius Waked, Henrique…

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Lochte Wins 2 Golds on Day 6, Franklin Breaks American Record

Women’s 100 free finals – Medal Race This women’s 100 free came down to a big surprise at the touch,…

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Missy Franklin Sets New American Record in 200 Backstroke

After her National Age Group Record in the 200 free on day 5, Missy Franklin has already outdone that on…

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USA Swimming Nationals Psych Sheets Released

There has been discussion about which USA Swimming World Championship Team members would compete in Nationals next week, and we…

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Shanghai World Champs Day 6 Prelims: Cielo, Adrian, Bovell Tie Atop 50 Free Prelims; Franklin Top Seed in 200 Back

Be sure to tune in to the site during finals as we’ll be doing a livecast with Chris Desantis of…

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