Ledecky wins 800 free in romp

Aug 13, 2016

Ledecky wins 800 free in romp

Katie Ledecky came into the Rio Olympics facing enormous expectations. Some athletes might have buckled under the pressure. She seemed to thrive on it. The 19-year-old from suburban Washington capped off one of the greatest performances in Olympic history with her fourth gold medal ...

Swim legend Spitz backs Phelps for multiple golds

Aug 6, 2016

Swim legend Spitz backs Phelps for multiple golds

American swimming great Mark Spitz on Friday backed Michael Phelps to set the Rio Olympics alight and win “several” gold medals in what is likely to be his Olympic swan song. Spitz, whose record of seven gold medals at a single Olympics was broken ...

Aug 5, 2016

U.S. swim team takes wheel for carpool karaoke video

The U.S. swim team is singing again. Led by Michael Phelps, the Americans have done a follow-up to their 2012 hit video in which the Olympians lip-synced to “Call Me Maybe.” This time, the swimmers did an extended video version of “Carpool Karaoke,” mimicking ...

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 ...

Phelps wins 200m butterfly, makes fifth Olympic team

Jun 30, 2016

Phelps wins 200m butterfly, makes fifth Olympic team

Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time. That number wasn’t really important. The only thing that mattered was No. 5. Phelps became the first male swimmer to qualify for five Olympics with a victory in the 200-meter ...

Ledecky clinches spot for Rio with 400 free win

Jun 28, 2016

Ledecky clinches spot for Rio with 400 free win

Katie Ledecky has set the bar so high, it’s a bit of a disappointment when she doesn’t set a world record. The 19-year-old has no complaints. She’s heading back to the Olympics. Getting that formality out of the way in her first event of ...

Apr 15, 2016

Ledecky, Dwyer win at Arena meet

Katie Ledecky and Conor Dwyer won the 200-meter freestyle races at the Arena Pro Swim meet Thursday night, with Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps winning their consolation finals in the event. Ledecky led all the way to touch in 1 minute, 55.71 seconds in ...

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 ...