Swimming

Dutchman Weertman wins marathon in photo finish
Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands won the men's marathon swimming event off Rio's Copacabana Beach on Tuesday in a race so close that he did not realise he had won until a friend called from home to g ...
I'm ready to retire, says Phelps
No means no. No amount of cajoling, arm-twisting and pleading by his team mates and swimming fans around the world will make Michael Phelps change his mind about retiring after the Rio Olympics.
Ervin wins gold 16 years after his first
Anthony Ervin of the United States reclaimed the mantle of fastest man in the water on Friday by taking the Olympic 50 meters freestyle gold medal 16 years after he first won it, and by the slimmest o ...
DiRado bows out with backstroke gold
Maya DiRado of the United States won the women's 200 metres backstroke in her final race before quitting swimming on Friday, coming from behind to deny Katinka Hosszu a fourth gold medal at the Rio Ol ...
Ledecky smashes 800m record to claim freestyle treble
Katie Ledecky of the United States finally succumbed to her emotions on the podium after destroying the field in the 800 meters freestyle on Friday and smashing her own world record to complete a rare ...
Schooling wins Singapore's first gold
Joseph Schooling beat Michael Phelps and made Singaporean sporting history on Friday when he won the 100 meters butterfly and his country's first Olympic gold medal.
Schooling makes life harder for Phelps
Singapore's Joseph Schooling made life harder for Michael Phelps after beating the master in their 100 meters butterfly heats on Thursday and going through to the semi-finals with the fastest time.
Balandin swims under the radar to win Kazakh breaststroke gold
Dmitry Balandin of Kazakhstan stole up in an outside lane to snatch a shock victory in the men's 200 meters breaststroke on Wednesday as the Central Asian country grabbed two Olympic gold medals in th ...
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