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 ...

Ledecky wins 200-meter freestyle at world championships

Aug 6, 2015

Ledecky wins 200-meter freestyle at world championships

Katie Ledecky is unbeatable in the distance races. Turns out she’s awfully good going shorter, too. The 18-year-old American rallied to win the 200-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships Wednesday night, beating a stellar field that included defending champion Missy Franklin of the ...

Sjostrom, Hosszu set world marks in victory

Aug 4, 2015

Sjostrom, Hosszu set world marks in victory

The women are getting it done at the World Swimming Championships. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden lowered her own world record in the 100-meter butterfly to win gold Monday night, and then Katinka Hosszu of Hungary erased a world mark from the high-tech suit era ...

Ledecky rewrites 1,500-meter world record

Aug 3, 2015

Ledecky rewrites 1,500-meter world record

Katie Ledecky touched the wall, turned around, spit out some water, curled her mouth into a big smile and began waving her finger. For a swimmer who is getting accustomed to breaking world records, this one was a bit of a surprise. The American ...

Ledecky off to golden start

Aug 3, 2015

Ledecky off to golden start

Katie Ledecky stood on the podium, a gold medal slung around her neck. After leaving rivals in her wake in the pool, she was alone smiling on the top spot while the other medalists departed. Seemingly uncertain what to do next and with no ...

Phelps stages huge rally to win 100-meter freestyle in Arizona

Apr 19, 2015

Phelps stages huge rally to win 100-meter freestyle in Arizona

Michael Phelps felt something coming off the wall in the 100-meter freestyle, a sensation he hadn’t experienced since resuming training four months ago. It was like a switch flipped in the 18-time Olympic gold medalist. He zoomed off the wall in lane seven, rallying ...

Hagino edges Phelps for gold

Aug 24, 2014

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 ...

Hagino claims 400 freestyle silver

Aug 24, 2014

Hagino claims 400 freestyle silver

Kosuke Hagino claimed his fourth medal at the Pan Pacific Championships on Saturday with a silver-winning effort in the men’s 400-meter freestyle. A day after winning the men’s 400 individual medley gold, Hagino clocked 3 minutes, 44.56 seconds at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, ...