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/ 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 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 ...