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New Zealand swim star Pascoe pulls out of Paris Paralympics

    New Zealand's most decorated Paralympian Sophie Pascoe announced Monday that she will not compete at the Paralympic Games in Paris, after becoming a mother. The 31-year-old announced the birth of her first child earlier this month. The elite swimmer, who has won 19 medals including 11 golds at four Paralympics, pulled out of this year's Games, running from August 28 to September 8. "Although I'll miss the opportunity […]

todayApril 29, 2024 1


Australian swim coach rejects claims of systemic Chinese doping

    An Australian coach who works with the Chinese Swimming Association has rejected claims of systemic state-run doping, saying it is "so far from anything I have seen". The sport was rocked at the weekend by revelations that 23 Chinese swimmers tested positive for prescription heart drug trimetazidine (TMZ) -- which can enhance performance -- ahead of the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. But they were allowed to compete after […]

todayApril 22, 2024 3


Africa’s promising sports future evident at the 13th Africa Games in Accra

  By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency   After three weeks of intense field and track event actions across multiple venues in Accra, the 13th edition of the Africa Games came to a close this past weekend. The pan-African sporting event has, yet again, showcased Africa's rich and diverse sports talent, with more than 35 countries participating across 23 sports disciplines. Egypt led with 107 gold, 47 silver, and 42 […]

todayMarch 25, 2024 1


Dressel launches 2024 campaign with 100m fly Pro Swim win

  Seven-time Olympic gold medallist launched his 2024 campaign aimed at the Paris Olympics with a 100m butterfly victory at the Pro Swim Series in Westmont, Illinois, on Thursday. Dressel, the world record-holder in the event, is racing this week for the first time this year after withdrawing from the Pro Swim stop in Knoxville in January to prepare for for the birth of his son last month. Third at […]

todayMarch 8, 2024


Sjostrom and Wiffen end swim worlds with a splash

  Swedish sprint queen Sarah Sjostrom secured her 14th world title and Ireland's Daniel Wiffen lit up the 1500m freestyle and won a bet with his coach in the process as the curtain came down on the 2024 world aquatics championships on Sunday. Elsewhere in the pool in Doha, Isaac Cooper became the first Australian to win the men's 50m backstroke title and Ruta Meilutyte claimed her third straight 50m […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024 2


Fink wins 100m breaststroke title as Peaty takes ‘bittersweet’ bronze

  US swimmer Nic Fink claimed gold in the men's 100m breaststroke as British star Adam Peaty had to settle for bronze on his world championships return in Doha on Monday. Fink, a silver and bronze medallist at the past two editions, won in 58.57 seconds, with Italy's 2022 world champion Nicolo Martinenghi taking silver, 0.27sec adrift. Double Olympic champion and world record holder Peaty rounded out the podium, clocking […]

todayFebruary 13, 2024 2


Ledecky cruises to 1,500m free win in Knoxville

  Katie Ledecky launched the Olympic year with another dominant victory in the women's 1,500m freestyle on Wednesday at the Pro Swim series meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee. Ledecky's time of 15min, 38.81sec is the 17th-fastest in history. She owns all of the 16 faster times with the second-fastest performer ever, Denmark's Lotte Friis, now holding the 18th-fastest time ever of 15:38.88. Ledecky, who owns five world titles in the event […]

todayJanuary 11, 2024 1


Top Aussie swimmers dodge World Championships

  Australia's top swimmers have opted out of the world championships in Doha, with the squad announced Friday missing Ariarne Titmus, Mollie O'Callaghan and Kyle Chalmers. Kaylee McKeown and Emma McKeon will also give the February event a miss to focus on the Paris Olympics later in the year. The 18-strong roster is headlined by reigning 50-metre freestyle world champion Cameron McEvoy and sprinter Shayna Jack, who has been part […]

todayDecember 15, 2023


Wiffen bags gold at European Short Course swimming championships

    Ireland's Daniel Wiffen took gold in the 400m freestyle on the opening day of competition at the European short course championships in Otopeni on Tuesday. Wiffen, who came fourth in the 1500m freestyle at the world championships in July, clipped almost three seconds off his own national record as he won in 3min 35sec. He touched over two seconds ahead of Lithuania's Danas Rapsys with Belgium's Lucas Henveaux […]

todayDecember 6, 2023