Swimming

  • 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, five-times Olympic champion Ian Thorpe will reveal he is gay in a tell-all interview on Australian television later on Sunday, local media reported. The 31-year-old will make the admission to British interviewer Michael Parkinson on Australia's Channel 10, the Sunday Telegraph reported. A 25-second...
  • 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 Toronto-based 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 bare-chested 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...
  • Michael Phelps chalks up first win in comeback May 17, 2014

    Michael Phelps was back in familiar waters and on top of the winner's podium in his comeback to competitive swimming at the US Grand Prix in Charlotte on Friday. Competing for just the second time since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics, Phelps ticked off all the important boxes he needed...
  • Phelps set for second meet of his comeback May 16, 2014

    Michael Phelps will take another small step in his comeback to competitive swimming when he competes in two races on Friday but this time he will do it without the presence of his friend and greatest rival. The 28-year-old Phelps competed for the first time since retiring after the London Olympics...
  • A device that alerts when someone pees in a swimming pool May 8, 2014

    New York: Those who have a habit of peeing in a swimming pool, beware. Here comes a device that glows green the moment it detects traces of human waste in water. Developed by researchers at Texas A&M University, the container adds zinc ions to water that glow if urine or faeces...
  • Ian Thorpe released from hospital after battling infection April 30, 2014

    Sydney: Five-times Olympic champion swimmer Ian Thorpe has been released from a Sydney hospital after successfully battling a serious infection, his manager said on Wednesday. Australia's most decorated swimmer, Thorpe retired after the Athens Olympics before making an unsuccessful comeback bid for London in 2012. He contracted the infection after undergoing shoulder...
  • Michael Phelps beaten in first comeback final April 25, 2014

    Michael Phelps suffered a narrow loss to old rival Ryan Lochte in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, but still showed enough to suggest he will be a force to be reckoned with. Racing for the first time since he retired in a blaze of glory after the 2012 London...
  • Olympic great Michael Phelps to come out of retirement April 14, 2014

    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at a meet in Mesa, Arizona, on April 24-26. USA Swimming said on Monday that Phelps is expected...
  • Swimming great Ian Thorpe may not compete again, says manager April 8, 2014

    Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is in a Sydney hospital fighting a "serious" infection and is unlikely to swim competitively again, his manager told Australian media late on Tuesday. The five-times Olympic champion had contracted "two bugs" after undertaking a series of shoulder surgeries, manager James Erskine told Australian Associated Press. "It's...
  • Swimming great Ian Thorpe in intensive care battling infection: reports April 8, 2014

    Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is in intensive care in a Sydney hospital receiving treatment for an infection that could result in him losing the use of his left arm, Australian media reported on Tuesday. The five-times Olympic champion reportedly contracted the bug after surgery at a hospital in Switzerland, where...
  • The Veer campaign: Sharath Gayakwad, boy with deformed left hand and great swimming abilities February 7, 2014

    Sharath Gayakwad a native from Bangalore was born with a deformed left hand. He went to school, but his parents were apprehensive of sending him to mandatory swimming classes because of his disability. Sharad, however, never feared of getting inside the pool and took up swimming at the age of...
  • Swimming great Ian Thorpe found disoriented on the street February 3, 2014

    Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe has been admitted to rehab after suffering from depression, local media said on Monday. Police were called after Thorpe was found disoriented and behaving oddly near a vehicle and the 31-year-old was later taken to Bankstown hospital on Monday. "He is in rehab for depression," Thorpe's manager...
  • Post childbirth, Nisha Millet swims back to fitness December 29, 2013

    Bangalore: For a girl who discovered her love for water at the age of nine, had an international swimming career for nearly 2 decades, went on to represent her country at the Olympics, Nisha Millet was feeling restless during her pregnancy months. It was water she missed, Nisha figured. "I...
  • If I feel like coming back, I could: Michael Phelps December 5, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Retired swimming legend Michael Phelps has left open the possibility of competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The 18-time gold medal winner earlier this year ruled out a comeback but he suggested a possible change of plans during a promotional visit to Brazil Wednesday, reported Xinhua. "I don't know...
  • India's 'Milestone Man' Sachin Tendulkar in elitist company November 12, 2013

    Jesse Owens, Pele, Michael Phelps, Roger Federer: these names send a chill down the spine, especially when you see the wealth of their achievements in sports. And India's very own 'Milestone Man' Sachin Tendulkar will always be talked about in the same breath. Tendulkar will pull the curtains down on...
  • Top swimmer Arjun Muralidharan banned October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Multiple-time national champion swimmer Arjun Muralidharan has been handed a two-year ban by National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel after testing positive for stimulant Methylhexaneamine during the All India Police Aquatics Championships in March. The Panel imposed a sanction of two-year ban on Muralidharan, starting October 25, a NADA source said. "Arjun...
  • US: 64-year-old Diana Nyad sets record with 177-km Cuba-to-Florida swim September 3, 2013

    American 64-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba without a shark cage on Monday, succeeding on her fifth attempt at the feat. Her face sunburned and lips swollen, with barely enough energy to speak, Nyad waded ashore at Key West, Florida,...
  • Eight policemen suspended after 'naked swim' August 19, 2013

    A naked swim at a tourist spot cost eight Chinese police officers their jobs after photographs of the incident went viral online on Monday. The public security bureau of Lushan County in central Henan Province said the eight male officers were sacked for "causing a negative impact" on the image of...
  • Paralympian Sharath Gayakwad finishes strongly in Montreal August 19, 2013

    Bangalore: Ace Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad finished 14th in the 50m Freestyle finals at the IPC World Swimming Championships in Montreal, Canada. Sharath, who was seen sporting the Speedo Fastskin 3 Racing System, clocked 30.02 seconds at the event held on last day of the week-long Championships. At the event, Russian...
  • Paralympian Sharath Gayakwad finishes 7th in World Championships August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad has finished seventh in the 100m breastroke finals at the IPC World Swimming Championships in Montreal, Canada. Sharath, sporting the Speedo Fastskin 3 Racing System, clocked a time of 1:18.81 minutes at the event. "Though this was not my best performance, I am happy with...
  • Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad finishes 10th in Montreal August 14, 2013

    Bangalore: Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad began his campaign at the Paralympic World Swimming Championships in Montreal finishing 10th in the 200m Individual Medley. According to information received here, Sharath clocked 2:42.92 minutes Tuesday and was way behind his personal best that came last year. His personal best of 2:38.17 mins in...
  • Noida: Man found dead in school swimming pool August 14, 2013

    Noida: A project manager of a multi-national company was found dead in the swimming pool of a private school in Noida's Sector 34. Shivesh Bose had been using the swimming pool for the last four years but was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Tuesday. The police sent his body for...
  • Australia see golden horizon after gloomy year in swimming August 5, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia's three-gold performance at the World Championships has raised hopes the former swimming power can re-capture its glory days after a dismal year marked by Olympic failure and a number of controversies out of the pool. Australia finished fourth in the final standings in Spain behind the United States, China...
  • France win medley gold after US disqualified August 5, 2013

    Barcelona: France were handed a shock victory in the men's 4x100 metres medley relay when gold-medal favourites United States were disqualified at the world championships in Barcelona on Sunday. The Americans touched first in three minutes 30.06 seconds before the stadium announcer drew gasps from the crowd and prompted wild...