SWIMMING

  • 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...
  • Asian Games 2014: Complete list of Indian athletes September 10, 2014

    Ending days of suspense over the Asian Games contingent, the government cleared a 679member squad that will represent India in the 17th edition of the event to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from 19 September to 4 October. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Youth Affairs...
  • Katie Ledecky breaks 1500m world record at Pan Pacific August 24, 2014

    American teenager Katie Ledecky broke a second world record in less than 24 hours when she bettered her own mark for the women's 1,500 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia on Sunday. The 17yearold hacked almost six seconds off the previous world record, which she set in Texas...
  • Katie Ledecky breaks 400m world record August 23, 2014

    American teenager Katie Ledecky broke her own world record for the women's 400 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships on Saturday. The 17yearold won the final at Australia's Gold Coast in three minutes, 58.37 seconds, slashing almost half a second off the previous world record she set in California earlier...
  • Michael Phelps impresses in first international comeback race August 22, 2014

    Michael Phelps made an ominous return to international competition on Friday, qualifying for the final of the 100 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships at Australia's Gold Coast. Taking on the world's best sprinters in an event he rarely competed in even at his peak, Phelps won his heat and...
  • Michael Phelps confident of getting back to his best August 20, 2014

    Singapore: Michael Phelps' comeback to competitive swimming has been anything but smooth sailing. A series of rare defeats have illuminated the enormous challenge he faces getting back to the top. For a man who rewrote the Olympic record books, those losses could have been enough to persuade him to pack up...
  • Michael Phelps makes USA squad as Olympic hopes gather steam August 11, 2014

    Michael Phelps overcame the first hurdle to a potential return to Olympic competition in 2016 when he was named along with exciting teenagers Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin on the US team for the Pan Pacific Championships on Sunday. Phelps' qualification for the Aug 2124 championships on Australia's Gold Coast has...
  • Ryan Lochte holds off Michael Phelps in thrilling 200 IM duel August 11, 2014

    Ryan Lochte held off a fastfinishing Michael Phelps to win the 200 meters individual medley at the US National Championships in Irvine, California on Sunday. Trailing by almost a second and a half at one point, Phelps displayed his famous finishing kick and nearly made up the deficit in the final...
  • Michael Phelps pipped in 100m butterfly August 9, 2014

    Michael Phelps continued his return to competition with second place in the 100 meters butterfly at the US National Championships in Irvine, California on Friday after Tom Shields pipped the 18times Olympic gold medalist by 0.01 seconds. Phelps, who came out of retirement in May, touched just after Shields, who clocked...
  • Photos: A swim on the 21st floor balcony, rooftop or inside a bedroom? These photos of 40 of the world's biggest, deepest and most amazing swimming pools will blow your mind August 4, 2014

    All pools are equal. Some pools are just more equal than others. Once you build a swimming pool on a balcony on a highrise, how do you ever get any work done? Or keep the pigeons away?There's a pool built inside a cave in Santorini, Greece. The Glass Bottom Swimming...
  • CWG 2014: Australia women break freestyle relay world record July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: Australia's women set a world record in the 4x100meter freestyle relay on the first day of competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday. The Campbell sisters Bronte and Cate along with Emma McKeon and Melanie Schlanger clocked 3 minutes, 30.98 seconds to surpass the 3:31.72 recorded five years...
  • CWG 2014: Sandeep Sejwal finishes 6th in the 100m breaststroke semis July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: India's Sandeep Sejwal finished a poor sixth in the first semifinal of the 100m breastroke as Indian swimmers continued their disappointing show in the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. Sejwal, finished fourth in the preliminary heat3 with a timing of 1:02.97 secs to qualify for the semifinal. However the Arjuna Award winner's...
  • CWG 2014: Sandeep Sejwal qualifies for men's 100m breaststroke July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: Sandeep Sejwal became the first Indian swimmer in the ongoing Commonwealth Games to clear the qualification round and make it to the semifinals of the men's 100m breaststroke event on day two of the competition, on Friday. Sejwal finished 12th overall after clocking 1:02.97 seconds in the heat to advance...
  • Phelps beaten by Agnel in slow 100m freestyle July 14, 2014

    Michael Phelps was edged by Frenchman Yannick Agnel in the 100 metres freestyle final in Athens, Georgia, on Sunday. Agnel, the Olympic 200m freestyle champion, touched in 49.37 seconds, with his North Baltimore training partner Phelps second in 49.42. Ryan Lochte was third in 49.63, but the American fared better in the...
  • Olympic champion Ian Thorpe to come out reports July 13, 2014

    Sydney: After years of speculation about his sexuality, fivetimes Olympic champion Ian Thorpe will reveal he is gay in a tellall interview on Australian television later on Sunday, local media reported. The 31yearold will make the admission to British interviewer Michael Parkinson on Australia's Channel 10, the Sunday Telegraph reported. A 25second...
  • Phelps wins 100m backstroke as comeback continues July 13, 2014

    Michael Phelps notched another impressive performance in his comeback when he won the 100 metres backstroke and beat American rival Ryan Lochte for the second successive night in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday. Phelps clocked 53.88 seconds, less than a second outside his personal best, while Lochte was a distant runnerup in...
  • Michael Phelps comeback marches on with butterfly win July 12, 2014

    The comeback of Michael Phelps continued in impressive fashion on Friday as the most decorated Olympian of all time beat rival Ryan Lochte in the 100 metres butterfly and notched up the second fastest time of the year in Athens, Georgia. Phelps posted a 51.67, his first swim under 52 seconds...
  • Watch: A swimwear that doesn't get wet, even in the pool June 12, 2014

    Toronto: Wandering from one beach to another and having lunch in between without changing the swimwear all along is now a possibility. A Torontobased entrepreneur has come up with a range of swim trunks made from hydrophobic material a fabric that repels water. "We were tired of having to change shorts...
  • Photos: This amazing underground swimming pool is everything that you'll want in your dream house June 2, 2014

    A treehouse, a waterslide from your bedroom to the pool, a hidden library add another awesome feature to the list of cool things to have in your dream house the underground swimming pool. A patch of lawn hides the actual pool. The lawn cover retracts to reveal the...
  • Snapshot: A barechested Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru goes for a swim dressed only in swimming trunks but wearing his topi May 29, 2014

    Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor tweeted this terrific picture of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in a pair of swimming trunks, ready to take a dip in the pool. "Probably the most unusual picture of Nehruji I've seen out for a swim with his topi still on!" Tharoor...