Nicole Puglise

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Name: Nicole Puglise
Date registered: August 8, 2016
URL: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/swimming

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  1. Gabby Douglas vaults from Olympic team to Miss America judging panel — August 22, 2016
  2. Olympic pool ‘current’ may have skewed swimming results in Rio 2016 — August 18, 2016
  3. What is Michael Phelps listening to on his trademark Olympics headphones? — August 8, 2016

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Aug 22

Gabby Douglas vaults from Olympic team to Miss America judging panel

Gold medal-winning gymnast will judge 2017 pageant in Atlantic City next month after becoming one of only two US gymnasts to win back-to-back golds

You can catch Gabby Douglas on television again next month, though you won’t see her performing a routine on the uneven bars. Instead, the Olympic gold medalist will judge the 2017 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City next month.

“Miss America has been such an amazing event for so many years and I am excited to have the opportunity to judge the competition this year,” Douglas told USA Today in a statement on Monday. “The contestants are a great example of strong women across America and I especially look forward to hearing the platforms that each of them will represent!”

Related: Gabby Douglas’s lesson from the US national anthem outcry: conform or else | Dave Schilling

Related: The hounding of Gabby Douglas: an unworthy end for a great American champion

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Aug 18

Olympic pool ‘current’ may have skewed swimming results in Rio 2016

Analysis suggests that swimmers in high-numbered lanes had a performance boost in the 50m events over one length of the pool

Researchers are questioning whether a current in the pool may have affected swimming times giving some an unfair advantage in the Rio Olympics. Data from the Games seems to suggest that swimmers in one half of the pool had an unfair advantage over those in the other, and that this has been a persistent problem in the sport.

Joel Stager, director of the Indiana University’s Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming, and two researchers told the Wall Street Journal that results seem to indicate swimmers in the higher-numbered lanes had a performance boost in the 50m, which has competitors swim one pool length.

Related: Why is the Olympic diving pool green? The good news is it’s not urine

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/aug/18/olympic-pool-current-swimming-results-rio-2016

Aug 08

What is Michael Phelps listening to on his trademark Olympics headphones?

Beyond the Rio 2016 Games, music is a ritual for Phelps: ‘I have walked out to race with my headphones on throughout my whole career’

Seconds before diving into the pool for his impressive leg of the 4x100m relay final on Sunday, Michael Phelps was still wearing his headphones.

The music is something of a pre-race ritual for Phelps, in addition to cupping. “I have walked out to race with my headphones on throughout my whole career and listen to music until the last possible moment,” he told the Guardian in 2005, just after winning six gold medals in the Athens Olympics. “It helps me to relax and get into my own little world.”

Very curious as to what Michael Phelps is listening to in those headphones. Is it Bruce Springsteen? Queen? The Shrek soundtrack? Lmk

What is #MichaelPhelps hype music?

Every time I see Michael Phelps in those big Beats headphones I think: Which “Les Miz” recording is he listening to??

current mood: disgruntled boomer phelps in these noise cancelling headphones pic.twitter.com/KriAUbq7ca

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/aug/08/michael-phelps-headphones-music-swimming-olympics-rio