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Sep 30, 2016

Swimming star Hagino has elbow surgery

Rio gold medalist Kosuke Hagino has had successful surgery on his right elbow, his coach, Norimasa Hirai, said Friday. The 22-year-old Hagino, who won his first Olympic gold medal last month in the men’s 400-meter individual medley in Rio de Janeiro, had a bone ...

Sep 22, 2016

Hagino to have surgery on elbow

Rio Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino indicated Wednesday he plans to undergo surgery on his right elbow next week and expects to sit out all swimming competitions for the rest of this year, including December’s world short course swimming championships in Canada. Hagino, who ...

Swimmer Matsuda retires, praises longtime coach

Sep 12, 2016

Swimmer Matsuda retires, praises longtime coach


Swimmer Takeshi Matsuda competed with his ultimate goal to beat the world’s elite like Michael Phelps and win an Olympic gold medal. He wasn’t able to achieve that, but it didn’t leave a bad taste in his mouth. Looking back, he treasures every moment ...

Sep 8, 2016

Disgraced swimmer Lochte to receive 10-month ban: reports

U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte has been hit with a 10-month suspension following his bogus gunpoint robbery story during a drunken night out at the Olympics, two separate media reports said Wednesday. Lochte, 32, has been suspended until mid-2017 USA Today reported citing a person ...

Sep 1, 2016

Breaststroker Kaneto wins at World Cup meet

Rio Olympic champion Rie Kaneto won the women’s 200 meters breaststroke on the final day of a short-course World Cup meet in Berlin on Wednesday. Kaneto rewrote her Japanese short-course record to win in 2 minutes, 16.27 seconds ahead of Russia’s Yuliya Efimova and ...

Aug 31, 2016

South Korean swim team manager quits over hidden camera scandal

The manager of South Korea’s national swimming team has resigned as an investigation continues into a scandal involving the alleged installation of hidden cameras to take pictures of female athletes, the national federation has said. “As manager that leads the team, I deeply feel ...

Aug 28, 2016

Rio gold medalist Kaneto bags World Cup victory

Rie Kaneto, Japan’s Rio Games gold medalist in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke, won that event at a short-course World Cup meet on Saturday. Swimming on the final day of the season-opening meet, Kaneto won the final in 2 minutes, 16.99 seconds. The time was ...

Aug 2, 2016

Australian swimming pioneer Carlile dies at 95

Forbes Carlile, a pioneering influence in the sport of swimming and the only person to have represented Australia at an Olympics first as a coach and then as an athlete, has died. He was 95. The Australian Olympic Committee on Tuesday said Carlile died ...

Budding superstar Ikee set to melt hearts in Rio

Jul 25, 2016

Budding superstar Ikee set to melt hearts in Rio

Schoolgirl swimmer Rikako Ikee, who melted the hearts of a nation when she burst into tears after qualifying for the Olympics, is set to make a big splash in Rio. Having just turned 16, the butterfly and freestyle specialist will compete in seven events ...

Phelps goes out on top in final race in U.S. pool

Jul 3, 2016

Phelps goes out on top in final race in U.S. pool

Michael Phelps wasn’t about to lose his last race in the United States. With his gangly arms cutting through the water, Phelps dazzled the home fans one last time. Phelps made it three-for-three at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, rallying on the return lap ...