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Hagino edges Phelps for gold

Katie Ledecky set her second world record in as many nights for her fifth gold medal at the Pan Pacific Championships, while Michael Phelps missed another individual gold when he was touched out by Kosuke Hagino in the 200 medley. Hagino touched two-hundredths of a second in front of 18-time ...

Koseki leads Japan to gold

Aug 23, 2014

Koseki leads Japan to gold

Pan Pacific Championships Yasuhiro Koseki added to Japan’s gold medal haul with victory in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke in his first major international competition Friday at the Pan Pacific Championships. A day after finishing second in the men’s 200 freestyle, Kosuke Hagino also emerged ...

Phelps makes return to international competition at Pan Pacs

Aug 22, 2014

Phelps makes return to international competition at Pan Pacs

It was raining, and it was pouring for Michael Phelps’ return to international competition. It was anything but boring. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist advanced to the 100-meter freestyle final at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships on Friday, with his time of 48.45 seconds ...

Lochte tops Phelps in thrilling 200 IM

Aug 11, 2014

Lochte tops Phelps in thrilling 200 IM

Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps, a couple of Olympic champions on the comeback trail, got a step closer to finding their form. Lochte beat Phelps to win the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. national championships Sunday night, leaving Phelps winless in four races ...

Phelps beaten in 100 fly

Aug 9, 2014

Phelps beaten in 100 fly

Tom Shields upset three-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps by one hundredth of a second to win the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships on Friday. Shields touched in 51.29 seconds, tying for the second-fastest time in the world this year. Phelps was second ...

Australia captures more Commonwealth pool gold

Jul 26, 2014

Australia captures more Commonwealth pool gold

Australia continued to lead the way in the pool at the Commonwealth Games as it won four more gold medals on Friday, while England claimed its first two swimming golds. There was also more joy for host Scotland as Dan Martin won the men’s ...

Agnel beats Phelps in 100m freestyle

Jul 14, 2014

Agnel beats Phelps in 100m freestyle

Michael Phelps’ form deserted him Sunday night. Phelps, winner of 18 Olympic golds and 22 medals overall, was beaten by Yannick Agnel in the 100-meter freestyle at the Bulldog Grand Slam. Agnel, who won two gold medals for France at the 2012 London Olympics ...

Thorpe reveals he is gay in interview

Jul 13, 2014

Thorpe reveals he is gay in interview

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in an interview set to be broadcast Sunday, according to media reports, after years of denying rumors about his sexuality. The five-time Olympic gold medalist makes the revelation in an interview with British presenter Michael ...

Phelps beats Lochte

Jul 12, 2014

Phelps beats Lochte

Swimming Michael Phelps surged to the wall and quickly searched for the scoreboard. He liked what he saw. Phelps turned in perhaps the most impressive performance so far in his comeback, posting the third-fastest time in the world this year while easily beating rival ...

Jun 23, 2014

Irie rediscovers mojo after difficult year in pool

by Kaz Nagatsuka

After a year of adversity, Japan’s top backstroke swimmer Ryosuke Irie is back in the spotlight, trying to once again be one of the world’s best. After his 200-meter backstroke race at the Japan Open on Sunday at Tokyo Tatsumi International Pool, Irie, who ...