Park Tae Hwan

Park Ends Disappointing Olympics with No-Show In 1500 Free Prelim

Park Tae Hwan didn’t show for his 1500 heat at the final prelims session of the Olympics.

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Asia Recap: Japanese Swimmers Continue Smashing Records on Rio Day 2

Japan’s Katsumi Nakamura became the first Japanese man to swim under 48 seconds in the 100 free, setting the new Japanese Record at 47.99.

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France’s Agnel Misses 200 Free Semis; Won’t Defend His Olympic Title

Defending Olympic champion Yannick Agnel of France will not have the chance to repeat his title in the men’s 200 free in Rio after finishing 19th in heats.

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2016 Rio Olympics: Day 2 Prelims Preview

Katie Ledecky will take to the pool for her first individual event of the Olympic Games; the 400 free.

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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day One Prelims Live Recap

The day has finally arrived, the 2016 Olympic Games will commence in the pool, beginning a week-long mix of triumph and heartbreak depicting the raw emotion of sport displayed exclusively at the Olympics.

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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Day 1 Finals Preview

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu will look for her first Olympic medal tonight after narrowly missing the wolrd record this morning in the women’s 400 IM.

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2016 Rio Olympics: Day 1 Prelims Preview

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu will contest the women’s 400 IM this morning, four years after her devastating 4th place finish in London.

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The 5 Quintessential Swimming Storylines For the 2016 Rio Olympics

Has Olympic fever hit yet? Check out this guide to catch up on the 5 biggest stories you need to know to follow all the Olympic swimming action from Rio 2016, beginning Saturday morning.

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Korean Swimmer Park Tae Hwan Arrives In Rio

Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan got his first practice in after having arrived in Rio.

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Rio 2016 Olympic Previews: Horton Threatens Sun Repeat In M 400 Free

The men’s 400 freestyle at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games looks like it’ll bring a lot more competition than the field in 2012, with 8 men already under 3:45 this year.

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Park Tae Hwan Entered in 4 Events for Rio, Including 100 Free

Korean Olympian Park Tae Hwan, who was officially given an Olympic bid to Rio after an emergency KOC meeting in early July, is entered in 4 events for the Games. Park’s schedule includes not only his traditional 200, 400, and 1500 free, but also the 100 free.

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Park Tae Hwan Lands In Orlando For Pre-Rio Camp

Fresh off winning his appeal with the Court Arbitration of Sport (CAS), Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan is on his way to Orlando, Florida for his final training before leaving for Brazil on July 31st.

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As Olympic Doping Cloud Thickens, WaPo Columnist Suggests Delayed Medal Ceremony

As pre-Olympic coverage ramps up across the world’s media outlets, the cloud of doping suspicions only appears to grow stronger. That gathering storm of pessimism and distrust has caused on Washington Post columnist to propose a unique solution.

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Park Tae Hwan Is Back, But His In-Pool Impact Remains To Be Seen

Park Tae Hwan has Olympic medal-earning history, but this time around the 26-year-old has had much less time in the pool to prepare.

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Park Tae Hwan Is Officially Going To Rio

After a long ordeal involving the Korean Swimming Federation, the Korean Olympic Committee and the Court Arbitration for Sport, Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan will now represent his nation in Rio.

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