Kirsty Coventry

2016 Swammy Awards: Africa Female Swimmer of the Year Farida Osman

Egyptian swimming has been on a roll over the past Olympic quad, and it culminates in back-to-back Africa Female Swimmer of the Year Swammy Awards for Farida Osman.


Kirsty Coventry To Be Elected VP of International Surfing Association

Kirsty Coventry is set to be elected as the next vice-president of the International Surfing Association.

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16 Swimmers Will Carry Nations’ Flags in Closing Ceremonies

While not as widely recognized as those that open the bi-annual event, every Olympic Games ends with a parade of…


Kirsty Coventry Wraps Busy Olympics With Medals and Flag

Zimbabwean swimmer Kirsty Coventry, one of her country’s most accomplished athletes in any sport, will wrap up a busy two weeks…


Coventry and Salnikov Make Strange Bedfellows in Olympic Awards Ceremony

Coventry, an athlete representative for WADA and the IOC who competed for Zimbabwe at these Games, was paired with Vladimir Salnikov, head of the Russian Swimming Federation and member of FINA, in tonight’s medal ceremony.


2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Seven Finals Live Recap

Assuming Michael Phelps isn’t making a comeback down the road, this will be his last individual race ever where he will look to four-peat in this event winning gold number five of these games and 23 all time.


Africa Recap: Coventry Caps Off Historic Olympic Appearance in 200 BK

Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe has had an illustrious career– the 32-year-old, who just finished her last race of her 5th Olympics, has cemented herself as one of the greatest African athletes ever.

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Day 7 Finals Preview: Phelps Seeks 5th, Hosszu & Ledecky Eye 4th Golds

Katie Ledecky will look for her second straight 800 free Olympic title tonight.


2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Six Finals Live Recap

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…


Kirsty Coventry Racing for One More Olympic Swim on Thursday

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Swimming: August 6-13 Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro…


Day 6 Finals Preview: Phelps vs Lochte One More Time

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will square off for one last dance tonight in the 200 IM final.


2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Six Prelims Live Recap

Finally Michael Phelps is up in the men’s 100m butterfly. This event is arguably the toughest on his schedule for him. He wasn’t remarkably fast at the US Olympic Trials but has shown throughout this meet that he’s much better than he was just a few weeks ago.


Rio 2016 Day 3 Scratch Report: Coventry Scratches 200 IM Prelims

Zimbabwe’s Kirsty Coventry has opted out of the 200 IM today, where she was entered with a 2:12.29. Coventry, a former World Record holder, placed 6th in this race at the last Olympic Games in London.


African Recap: Cameron VDB Earns Silver, Coventry Continues Her Legacy

Cameron van der Burgh grabbed silver in the men’s 100 breast, and Kirsty Coventry swam twice in the 100 back in her 5th Olympic Games.


2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day Two Prelims Live Recap

Katie Ledecky will swim her first individual event of these games this morning, taking things out in the heats of the 400m freestyle. The world record holder will be looking to enter her first Olympic final in this event.