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  • Indian swimmers train in SA with eye on 2020 Olympic Games 1 week ago

    Mumbai: With an eye on the 2020 Olympic Games, seven young Indian swimmers have reached South Africa to train under renowned coach Graham Hill as part of the JSW Sports Excellence Programme. SP Likith Karan, K Raju, Manav Dileep, Siva Sridhar (all from Karnataka), Aryan Makhija, Vedant Khandeparkar (both Mumbai) and...
  • Michael Phelps fails to qualify for 400m freestyle final April 18, 2015

    Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps suffered his first setback in his return to the pool after he failed to qualify for the 400 metres freestyle final in Mesa, Arizona on Friday. Phelps, competing first time following a six-month ban for a drunk driving conviction, flashed his old form on Thursday when...
  • Britain's Adam Peaty sets 100 metres breaststroke world record April 18, 2015

    Britain's Adam Peaty smashed the world record for the 100 metres breaststroke at the British swimming championships on Friday. The 20-year-old, who also holds the 50m world record and won European and Commonwealth titles last year, finished in 57.92 seconds, beating the 58.46 mark set by South Africa's Cameron van der...
  • Michael Phelps targets Rio 2016 Olympics April 16, 2015

    Michael Phelps will not compete at the world championships but the 18-time gold medallist will attempt to add to his Olympic legacy by competing at next year's Rio Games. Since coming out of retirement two years ago there had been widespread speculation Phelps, considered the greatest swimmer of all-time, was targeting...
  • Michael Phelps to compete next week in Arizona as ban ends April 8, 2015

    Michael Phelps will return to competition next week in Arizona after serving a six-month suspension following a drunken-driving conviction, USA Swimming said on Tuesday. Phelps will be joined by Olympic gold medallists and world-record holders Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte at the April 15-18 Arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa. "My suspension...
  • 100-year-old Japanese woman sets swimming record April 6, 2015

    Tokyo: A 100-year-old Japanese woman has become the world's first centenarian to complete a 1,500-metre freestyle swim. Mieko Nagaoka, from Yamaguchi Prefecture, took just under an hour and 16 minutes to finish the race in a 25-meter pool. She was the sole competitor in the 100 - 104-year-old category at a short...
  • 100-year-old woman swims 1500 metres in masters meet April 5, 2015

    Tokyo: Mieko Nagaoka, a 100-year-old Japanese female swimmer, finished a 1,500 metres swim in one hour, 15 minutes and 54.39 seconds in the masters swimming competition in Matsuyama, a media report said on Sunday. Nagaoka achieved this feat on Saturday, Xinhua reported. Mieko Nagaoka, born in 1914, took up swimming at the...
  • Swimming: Tearful Park Tae-hwan apologises for failed doping test March 27, 2015

    South Korea's Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan choked back the tears on Friday as he apologised for a failed doping test that led to an 18-month ban from the sport and said he wished he could turn back time and do things differently. Swimming's governing body FINA handed out the ban...
  • South Korea's Park Tae-hwan handed 18-month ban by FINA March 23, 2015

    South Korea's Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan was handed an 18-month ban after a failed drug test, swimming's governing body said on Monday. Park, a two-time world champion and first Korean to win an Olympic swimming medal, tested positive for testosterone in an out of competition test conducted by FINA last...
  • USA Swimming may let Michael Phelps race at world championships March 4, 2015

    Michael Phelps may be handed a chance to compete at this year's world championships in Russia once he completes his suspension for a drink driving conviction, a United States Swimming official said on Tuesday. Phelps's six-month ban from competition ends in April. As part of his punishment, USA Swimming also banned...
  • Australia tour diary: Swimming in the deep end February 19, 2015

    With the World Cup on, CNN-IBN took time out for swimming and meeting some dolphins in the middle of ocean. ...
  • 21-year-old Sajan Prakash sets new record at 5 swimming events, bags 5 medals at National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The National Games are underway in Kerala and 21-year-old swimmer Sajan Prakash has become the talk of the town. The Junior Railway clerk has set a new record at five events and bagged nine medals at the Games. Sajan and his family are ecstatic that his hardwork and dedication...
  • National Games: Another golden double for Vijay, Sejwal ends with four gold February 7, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Ace pistol shooter Vijay Kumar notched up a golden double for the second time to end his campaign with a rich haul of five gold medals, while Asian Games bronze-winning swimmer Sandeep Sejwal signed off with four yellow metals on day seven of the 35th National Games here on...
  • National Games: Vijay shoots golden double, records continue to tumble at pool February 3, 2015

    Thiruvanathapuram: Olympic silver-medallist Vijay Kumar shot a golden double while the swimming pool continued to witness the shattering of meet records on the third day of competitions in the 35th National Games here on Tuesday. After slipping to second yesterday, Haryana were back on top of the medals tally with 13...
  • Swimming records shattered again on tragic day at National Games February 2, 2015

    Commonwealth and Asian Games champion shooter Jitu Rai opened his campaign with two medals while records continued to tumble by a heap in the swimming competition but the mood turned somber at the 35th National Games after a young netball player lost his life in a freak accident on the...
  • Came to National Games as prize money too hard to ignore: Sandeep Sejwal February 1, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Among the small bunch of India's international medallists who chose to participate in the National Games despite the event falling in off season, Asian Games bronze-medallist Sandeep Sejwal said on Sunday that the prize money on offer for every gold won here is just too tempting to ignore. Sejwal, only...
  • Proud to set world record, says swimmer Bhakti Sharma January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian open water swimmer Bhakti Sharma said on Wednesday that she was happy to set a world record and make her country proud. Bhakti set a world record on January 10 by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean. Bhakti became the first...
  • Yearender: Swimming, athletics endure dope tainted year 2014 December 25, 2014

    Beijing: The fight against doping went into its climax in the second half of the year when top names from track and field, swimming and badminton fell from grace. The anti-doping in the first half of 2014, however, had got its fair share in the limelight when six offenders were exposed...
  • Michael Phelps sentenced to 18 months probation for drunken driving December 19, 2014

    Baltimore: American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was sentenced on Friday to 18 months probation and a year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drunken driving. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist was arrested for drunken driving early on Sept. 30 after speeding and then crossing...
  • Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson becomes first black woman to win world title December 7, 2014

    Alia Atkinson became the first black woman to win a world swimming title when she triumphed in the 100m breaststroke at the world short-course championships in Doha on Saturday as more records tumbled. Jamaican Atkinson, 25, claimed the title and equalled Ruta Meilutyte's world record of 1min 02.36sec in the process...
  • Chad Le Clos confident of beating Phelps again in Rio Olympics October 31, 2014

    Singapore: Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016. The South African pulled one of the biggest...
  • Para-swimmer Sharath breaks PT Usha's 28-year record at Asian Games October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Para-swimmer Sharath Gayakwad scripted history at the Asian Para-Games in Incheon, South Korea, by winning six medals to go past sprint legend PT Usha's record of most medals by an Indian in a multi-discipline event. "London 2012 Paralympian swimmer Sharath Gayakwad created history at the 2014 Asian Para Games...
  • Michael Phelps suspended from USA Swimming-sanctioned events for six months October 7, 2014

    American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was suspended for six months by USA Swimming on Monday following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge. Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, will also not be allowed to represent the United States...
  • Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps arrested for drunken driving September 30, 2014

    Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland Transportation Authority Police said. Phelps was clocked by radar at around 1:40 a.m. traveling 84 mph in a 45 mph zone, police...
  • Asian Games 2014: Swimmer shames Japan with theft September 27, 2014

    Swimmer Naoya Tomita brought shame to Japan's Asian Games delegation after he was caught stealing a camera from a local photojournalist, while football authorities said on Saturday they were looking into reports of matchfixing at the Asiad. The Asian Football Confederation said in a statement it was working closely with the...
  • Asian Games 2014: Worked hard for this, it's a dream come true, says swimmer Sejwal September 26, 2014

    Incheon: Only the fourth Indian to clinch a swimming medal in the Asian Games, Sandeep Sejwal on Friday said his bronze in the 50m breaststroke event here is a dream realised after eight years of hard work with his coach Nihar Ameen. "I shifted from Delhi to Bangalore eight years ago...
  • Asian Games Swimming: Sandeep Sejwal wins bronze in 50m breast-stroke September 26, 2014

    Incheon: Sandeep Sejwal gave India's floundering swimming campaign a massive fillip by fetching a rare bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke event of the Asian Games on Friday. The 25-year-old topped his heats by clocking 28.25s before holding on to the third spot in the final race with a timing of...
  • Indian swimmers' flopshow continues in Asiad September 25, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian swimmers once again produced a disappointing performance with none of the four in fray making the finals of their respective events in the 17th Asian Games here on Thursday. In the men's 50m butterfly event, Anshul Kothari finished fifth in his heats after clocking 25.67. In the men's 100m...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men fail to qualify for swimming finals September 23, 2014

    Incheon: Indian men failed to qualify for the finals of two Asian Games swimming events they participated in at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center here on Tuesday. Sajan Prakash and Saurabh Sangvekar finished fourth and seventh respectively in their men's 400 metre freestyle heats while Anshul Kothari was sixth in...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian swimmers disappoint at Incheon September 22, 2014

    Incheon: Indian swimmers cut a sorry figure in the 17th Asian Games, failing to qualify for the finals of the three events in which they participated at Incheon on Sunday. The Indians participated in three events on the opening day of the swimming competitions at the Munhak Park Taehwan Aquatics...