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Jul 25

World Swimming Championships 2017: ‘Wonderful’ Lily King breaks 100m breaststroke world record

USA’s Lilly King sets a new world record of 1.04.13 in the women’s 100m breaststroke final at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40720376

Jul 25

World Swimming Championships 2017: Kylie Masse breaks 100m backstroke world record

Canada’s Kylie Masse produces a new world record in the 100m backstroke final at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40719234

Jul 25

Katie Ledecky eases to third gold of World Championships in 1500m freestyle

  • Olympic swimming champion is looking to tie record for golds at event
  • Twenty-year-old finished well ahead of competitors in Budapest

Katie Ledecky breezed to her third gold medal of the world championships, backing off a bit on her most grueling night of the meet. Ledecky captured the 1500m freestyle by more than half the length of the pool on Tuesday, and returned just 49 minutes later to post the fastest time in the semifinals of the 200 free.

Long or short, it doesn’t seem to matter to the American star.

Related: Adam Peaty sets two world records in one incredible day for British swimmer

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/25/katie-ledecky-swimming-world-championships-1500m-freestlye

Jul 25

Watch: Peaty sets new world record in 50m breaststroke

Adam Peaty produces a new world record in the 50m breaststroke in the heats at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40720373

Jul 25

Adam Peaty sets second 50m breaststroke world record in day

Britain’s Adam Peaty sets a 50m breaststroke world record for the second time in a day, becoming the first person to break the 26-second mark.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40714957

Jul 25

Adam Peaty sets two 50m breaststroke world records in one extraordinary day

• Briton sets 50m world best, then returns to better it in semi-final
• Peaty won 100m gold at World Championships on Monday

Adam Peaty surprised even himself after improving his own 50 metres breaststroke world record by almost half a second in one day at the world championships in Budapest on Tuesday.

The Olympic champion won 100m breaststroke gold on Monday’s second day and vowed there would be “something special” over one length on Tuesday. But even the 22-year-old did not expect what happened – a 0.47sec improvement on the world record of 26.42sec he set in winning the 50m title in Kazan, Russia in 2015.

Related: Katie Ledecky eases to third gold of World Championships in 1500m freestyle

Related: Ben Proud follows Adam Peaty’s example as Great Britain claim two golds

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/25/adam-peaty-sets-world-record-50-metres-breaststroke-swimming-world-championships-budapest

Jul 24

Ben Proud follows Adam Peaty’s example as Great Britain claim two golds

• Peaty secures second successive 100m breaststroke world title
• Proud takes surprise first place in 50m butterfly in 22.75sec

The Olympic champion Adam Peaty claimed an expected title before proving the inspiration for his Great Britain team-mate Ben Proud to secure a surprise gold medal at the world championships in Budapest on Monday night.

Peaty bettered his own championship record to finish in 57.47sec but his own world record of 57.13, set last August in winning Olympic gold in Rio, was beyond him.

Related: Viewers angry after Michael Phelps loses race to computer-generated shark

Related: James Magnussen ditches world championships for Commonwealth Games

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/24/adam-peaty-ben-proud-world-championship-gold

Jul 24

Peaty retains world 100m title, Proud also wins gold

Great Britain’s Adam Peaty retains his 100m World Championship breaststroke title and Ben Proud wins 50m butterfly gold.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40708360

Jul 24

World Aquatics Championships: Ben Proud pulls off shock 50m butterfly win

Great Britain’s Ben Proud wins the men’s 50m butterfly title at the World Championships in Budapest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40711071

Jul 24

World Aquatics Championships: Adam Peaty retains 100m breaststroke title

Great Britain’s Adam Peaty sets a new World Championship record as he successfully defended his men’s 100m breaststroke title in Budapest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40710494

Jul 24

Viewers angry after Michael Phelps loses race to computer-generated shark

  • Olympic great loses by two seconds in man v (fake) beast contest
  • Phelps calls for rematch in warmer contest after defeat

Not for the first time in Earth’s history, humans have been found wanting.

Mankind’s latest setback came on Sunday after one of the greatest Olympians ever, Michael Phelps, lost a 100m swimming race to a great white shark. To add to the ignominy, the shark wasn’t even real.

Related: Man v beast: from Jesse Owens taking on a horse to Michael Phelps racing a shark

Rematch? Next time..warmer water. #SW30 @Discovery @SharkWeek

Michael Phelps has been hyping up that he’s going to race a shark for months now. He did it tonight and it was a damn CGI shark #FakeNews

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/24/michael-phelps-swimming-race-shark-discovery-channel

Jul 24

Michael Phelps races a great white shark (sort of) – video

Olympic great Michael Phelps races a ‘great white shark’ on Sunday as part of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. The shark was in-fact a computer simulation rather than a actual great white but its swim speed was calculated using data collected from the real thing. Phelps finished the 100m course in 38 seconds, two second slower than the ‘shark’

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/video/2017/jul/24/michael-phelps-races-great-white-shark-video

Jul 24

Best photos of the day: Cape Cod sunset and Tuscan drought

The Guardian’s picture editors bring photo highlights from around the world, including a crowded Moroccan beach and Philippines unrest

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/news/gallery/2017/jul/24/best-photos-of-the-day-a-cape-cod-sunset-and-a-tuscan-drought

Jul 23

World Aquatics Championships: Adam Peaty breaks 100m breaststroke championship record

Olympic champion Adam Peaty sets a World Championship record in the men’s 100m breaststroke as he qualifies fastest for Monday’s final in Budapest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40697994

Jul 23

World Aquatics Championships: Adam Peaty qualifies fastest for 100m breaststroke final

Olympic champion Adam Peaty sets a World Championship record in the men’s 100m breaststroke as he qualifies for the final.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40698893

Jul 22

Animal v Athlete: Four times man has raced beast

As Michael Phelps takes on a Great White Shark, we look at other athletes who have taken on animals.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-40680346

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