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Oct 2, 2015

Fukuoka among three finalists to host 2021, '23 swimming worlds

Only three cities, all in Asia, remain in the running to host the 2021 and 2023 World Swimming Championships after two more potential bidders dropped out, FINA, swimming world’s governing body, told Reuters. At least eight countries had expressed some interest in wanting to ...

Sep 16, 2015

Aussie swimmer Palmer gets FINA warning, reprimand

Former Olympic champion Kylie Palmer has received a reprimand and warning from world governing body FINA over a positive doping test two years ago. Palmer, a member of the Australian 4×200-meter freestyle relay team which won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, tested positive ...

Aug 25, 2015

Teen becomes first to swim 32 km through New York Bright

Officials said a 17-year-old open water swimmer from New Jersey became the first person to swim a course of just over 32 km through what’s known as the New York Bight. Ridgewood resident Charlotte Samuels began her journey around 7 a.m. Saturday and finished ...

Aug 21, 2015

World champion Seto to have heel surgery

Daiya Seto, the two-time defending world champion in the men’s 400-meter individual medley, will have surgery on both heels next month, his management firm said Thursday. The 21-year-old Seto, who defended his 400 IM title earlier this month in Kazan, Russia, will have the ...

Watanabe ready to lead after worlds success

Aug 12, 2015

Watanabe ready to lead after worlds success

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A rising star a couple of years ago, Kanako Watanabe has since grown rapidly and become a core presence on the Japanese national swimming team at the age of 18. The “Tobiuo Japan” team captured four medals, including three golds, at the FINA world ...

Phelps re-establishes himself as world's dominant swimmer

Aug 11, 2015

Phelps re-establishes himself as world's dominant swimmer

Michael Phelps already has far more medals than any Olympic athlete. There is no longer any reason to doubt he’ll have another massive haul in Rio. Not after an astounding weekend in sweltering San Antonio, where Phelps turned in a performance at the U.S. ...

Phelps lays down marker in Texas

Aug 10, 2015

Phelps lays down marker in Texas

Having established himself as the shadow world champion in three events, Michael Phelps pondered the last time he felt this good. He quickly pointed to the year leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he broke one of the greatest records in sports. ...

Seto takes gold in 400-meter individual medley

Aug 10, 2015

Seto takes gold in 400-meter individual medley

Daiya Seto retained his men’s 400-meter individual medley title on the final day of the world swimming championships on Sunday. Seto led all the way and touched in 4 minutes, 8.50 seconds — 0.19 seconds faster than he swam two years ago in Barcelona. ...

Ledecky grabs fifth gold at worlds

Aug 9, 2015

Ledecky grabs fifth gold at worlds

There’s no stopping Katie Ledecky. The 18-year-old American virtually raced herself at the world swimming championships, and she was unbeatable. Ledecky ended her meet in spectacular style Saturday night, lowering her own world record by 3.61 seconds in the 800-meter freestyle for her fifth ...

Watanabe wins gold in thriller

Aug 8, 2015

Watanabe wins gold in thriller

Teenager Kanako Watanabe won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke gold at the world championships on Friday to claim her second medal here. In a thrilling finish, the 18-year-old Watanabe overtook Denmark’s Rikke Pedersen to capture the gold. Watanabe clocked 2 minutes, 21.15 seconds, with Micah ...

Hoshi golden in 200 butterfly

Aug 7, 2015

Hoshi golden in 200 butterfly

Natsumi Hoshi won the women’s 200-meter butterfly gold medal at the world championships on Thursday. Hoshi’s winning time was 2 minutes, 5.56 seconds with Cammile Adams of the United States taking silver 0.84 back, while 17-year-old Chinese Zhang Yufei swam a new world junior ...