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Swim Star Phelps’ Form Suggests Olympics Story Not Over

By Robert Smith Gold Coast (Australia) (AFP) — Michael Phelps showed he could be on track for even more Olympic glory after making a winning return to international competition just a few months after coming out of retirement. The greatest Olympian, with 18 golds among his 22 medals at the Games, is laying the foundations […]

August 25, 2014

Phelps Strong In 100m Fly Qualifying

Irvine (United States) (AFP) — Olympic great Michael Phelps posted the fastest time in the world this year to lead the way into the 100m butterfly final at the U.S. Swimming Championships on Friday. Phelps won his heat in 51.17sec — faster than the previous season-best of 51.29 set by South African Chad Le Clos […]

August 8, 2014

Ledecky Edges Franklin For 200m Free Title At U.S. Swim Championships

By Rebecca Bryan Irvine (United States) (AFP) — Katie Ledecky edged world champion Missy Franklin to win the 200m freestyle Thursday in a rare meeting of America’s teen swimming queens at the U.S. championships. Ledecky clocked the second-fastest time in the world this year of 1min 55.16secs, just a day after winning the 800m free. […]

August 8, 2014

Swim Star Phelps Comeback Hits Wall

By Rebecca Bryan Irvine (United States) (AFP) — Olympic great Michael Phelps suffered the first big setback of his return to competition as a poor turn left him seventh in the 100m free at the U.S. Swimming Championships. In a finals field on Wednesday, loaded with Olympic medalists, the 18-time Games champion made a mess […]

August 7, 2014