Katie Ledecky withdraws from two events due to illness

More Sports / Swimming Jul 23, 2019

Katie Ledecky withdraws from two events due to illness

Katie Ledecky withdrew from the 200-meter freestyle preliminaries and the 1,500-meter final Tuesday at FINA World Championships because of illness. Her coach, Greg Meehan , said doctors were assessing Ledecky, but had no official diagnosis. "She woke up this morning and she's not feeling well at ...

Katie Ledecky sets lofty goals  in the pool

More Sports / Swimming Jul 25, 2018

Katie Ledecky sets lofty goals in the pool

Katie Ledecky, the freestyle phenomenon who bagged her 14th world record in May, says she'll keep trying to push her boundaries as she looks toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ledecky, who won four gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics to take her tally to ...

Seto takes bronze in 200 butterfly; Ledecky loses

More Sports / Swimming Jul 27, 2017

Seto takes bronze in 200 butterfly; Ledecky loses

Two-time world champion and Rio Olympic bronze medalist Daiya Seto claimed a medal at a third straight world swimming championships on Wednesday, taking bronze in the 200-meter butterfly. The 23-year-old finished 0.88 seconds behind South Africa's Chad le Clos, who won gold in 1 minute, ...

Gymnast Biles voted Female Athlete of Year

More Sports / Gymnastics Dec 27, 2016

Gymnast Biles voted Female Athlete of Year

Simone Biles tried to treat the 2016 Summer Olympics like just your average ordinary gymnastics meet. So what if the stage and the stakes were different? The floor was still the floor. The vault still the vault. The uneven bars still uneven. The balance beam ...

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

More Sports / Swimming 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 to win ...

Phelps wins 200m butterfly, makes fifth Olympic team

More Sports / Swimming 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 butterfly at the ...

Ledecky clinches spot for Rio with 400 free win

More Sports / Swimming 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 the U.S. Olympic ...