International

Hansen's Post-Race Comments Reignite Rivalry with Kitajima

Swimming has been devoid of quality major rivalries since the 2009 World Championships. We had Mike Phelps/Mike Cavic in 2009,…

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Lochte Drops 200 Free, Focuses on 100 Back on Day 2 From USA Nationals; Other Day 2 Scratches

It’s early morning on day 2 at the 2011 USA Swimming National Championships, and while only those suffering from the…

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Hansen, Vollmer, Beisel Win on Day 1 at Nationals

Day 1 finals are in the books from Palo Alto, California, at the 2011 USA Swimming Nati0nal Championships. The biggest…

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Guess Who's Back? Hansen Swims 1:00.17 in Prelims at USA Nationals

It’s day 1 at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships, and we already have some exciting buzz in the…

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In Briefs: Lochte, Clary, Amongst Several Scratches on Day 1 at ConocoPhillipsNationals

As one of our readers astutely pointed out in the wee hours of this morning, there have already been several…

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Storylines: USA Swimming ConocoPhillips National Championships To Begin Tuesday

Tuesday, August 2nd, will be the kickoff of the 2011 USA Swimming Summer National Championships in Stanford, California at the…

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TSC Awards, Under/Overperformers For 2011 World Aquatics Championships

With the 2011 FINA World Aquatics Championships in the books, it’s time to give out some awards. These are our awards…

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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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