Park Tae Hwan didn’t show for his 1500 heat at the final prelims session of the Olympics.
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.
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.
Katie Ledecky will take to the pool for her first individual event of the Olympic Games; the 400 free.
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.
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.
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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Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan got his first practice in after having arrived in Rio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.