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Swimming And Diving News

Jul 30

Swimming world championships: Caeleb Dressel equals Phelps’ record for golds

  • Lilly King adds 50m breaststroke gold to 100m at world championships
  • Steve LoBue also wins gold for US in men’s high dive in Budapest

Michael Phelps has company. Caeleb Dressel won his seventh gold medal of the world championships on Sunday, putting the US team ahead to stay with another dominating swim in the 4x100m medley relay.

A day after becoming the first swimmer to win three golds in one night at a major international meet, Dressel joined Phelps in another elite club with seven golds at swimming’s second-biggest competition after the Olympics.

Related: Caeleb Dressel becomes first ever to win three gold medals in one night at worlds

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/30/lilly-king-yulia-efimova-swimming-world-championships

Jul 30

World Aquatics Championships: Gary Hunt misses high diving medal

Defending champion Gary Hunt makes a mistake on his final dive to drop from first to fifth in the high dive at the World Championships.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40768987

Jul 30

Caeleb Dressel becomes first ever to win three gold medals in one night at worlds

  • American becomes first ever to win three golds in one night at worlds
  • Dressel, 20, raced three time in roughly two hours and won each time
  • Katie Ledecky wins fifth gold of worlds by cruising to win in 800m free

Caeleb Dressel knows the comparisons are coming.

After pulling off an unprecedented Triple Crown at swimming’s world championships, it’s time to take on the legacy of Michael Phelps.

Related: Emily Seebohm takes gold at world swimming championships

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/29/caeleb-dressel-three-golds-worlds-katie-ledecky

Jul 30

Emily Seebohm takes gold at world swimming championships

Seebohm sets national record to defend her 200m backstroke crown, edging out local favourite Katinka Hosszu

Australia’s gold drought is finally over at the world swimming championships after Emily Seebohm set a national record to defend her 200m backstroke crown in Budapest.

On the penultimate night of the eight-day titles, Seebohm, 25, clocked 2.05.68 seconds to hold out local hope Katinka Hosszu with American Kathleen Baker third.

Related: I won Olympic golds with endometriosis. Anything is possible | Emily Seebohm

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/30/emily-seebohm-takes-gold-at-world-swimming-championships

Jul 29

World Swimming Championships: Britons Ben Proud and James Guy win a bronze each

Ben Proud and James Guy take Britain’s medal tally at the World Swimming Championships to six with a bronze each in Budapest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40765510

Jul 29

World Swimming Championships: GB’s James Guy claims 100m butterfly bronze

Watch Great Britain’s James Guy win bronze in the men’s 100m butterfly final at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40765889

Jul 29

World Swimming Championships: GB’s Ben Proud wins 50m freestyle bronze in close final

Great Britain’s Ben Proud claims a bronze in the men’s 50m freestyle final at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/40763733

Jul 29

Adam Peaty: patriot, performer, and the best breaststroker in history

Initially, the British swimmer didn’t want to give up the things other teenagers take for granted. Then he caught the Olympic bug

While you’re on the way to work, Adam Peaty is already in the pool. While you’re eating lunch, he’s in the gym. When you’re getting ready to leave, he’s back in the pool again. And while you’re winding down at night, he’s already asleep.

Peaty gets up at 6am to train, completing three two-hour sessions a day, six days a week. Then he’s in bed each night by 9pm. “To be embraced and sustained by the light green water was less a pleasure,” wrote John Cheever in his famous short story, The Swimmer, “than the resumption of a natural condition.” In peak training, Peaty, 22, will swim seven miles a day, every day but Sunday. That’s 1,680 lengths a week, up and down the same lanes. Why? He says it’s because deep down he knows he’s no good at anything else.

Related: ‘He’s our hero’: Adam Peaty’s swimming club celebrates his success

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/29/adam-peaty-profile-patriot-performer-best-breaststroke-swimmer-in-history

Jul 28

Stephen Milne leads 4x200m freestyle squad to Britain’s fourth gold at worlds

• Milne, Nick Grainger, Duncan Scott and James Guy combine to win
• Russia quartet finish second with the US taking bronze

Stephen Milne, Nick Grainger, Duncan Scott and James Guy claimed Great Britain’s fourth gold of the World Championships in Budapest with victory in the men’s 4x200m freestyle.

Britain had three medals from the first five days of competition, all gold, with two for Adam Peaty, in the 50m and 100m breaststroke, and the third for Ben Proud in the 50m butterfly.

Related: Molly Renshaw and Ross Murdoch lead British charge at world championships

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/28/stephen-milne-britain-fourth-gold-swimming-world-championships

Jul 28

Watch: GB come from third to defend world relay title

Great Britain’s men’s 4x200m freestyle team successfully defend their title at the 2017 World Championships in Hungary after an outstanding swim from James Guy.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40759435

Jul 28

World Swimming Championships: Great Britain claim gold in 4x200m freestyle

Great Britain win a fourth medal at the 2017 World Swimming Championships with gold in the men’s 4x200m freestyle.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40759166

Jul 27

British trio go close to medals at World Championships

Three British swimmers miss out on medals by a combined 1.04 seconds on day five of the World Championships in Budapest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40747376

Jul 27

Molly Renshaw and Ross Murdoch lead British charge at world championships

• Renshaw and Murdoch reach 200m breaststroke semi-finals
• Adam Peaty has three days off before 4x100m medley relay on Sunday

Great Britain’s breaststroke swimmers continued their strong showing at the world championships in Budapest in the absence of Adam Peaty on Thursday morning.

Peaty won his second and Britain’s third gold at the Duna Arena on Wednesday night and now has three days off before returning for the men’s 4x100m medley relay on Sunday’s final day.

Related: Adam Peaty wins 50m breaststroke gold but cannot beat own world record

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/27/british-swimmers-finals-world-championship-adam-peaty-gold

Jul 27

Artistic swimming: Sport will not revert to synchronised swimming, despite protests

Artistic swimming will not change its name back to synchronised swimming, despite a campaign and calls from Russia’s deputy prime minister.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40738327

Jul 27

A Bolt-like showman at ease with his ability: The rise and rise of Adam Peaty

He says he prizes “equilibrium” above all and shuns the spotlight – his manager says he loves “stripping off and oiling up”. BBC Sport assesses the rise of Adam Peaty, swimming’s grounded showman.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40735191

Jul 26

World Swimming Championships 2017: USA break relay world record to win world gold

The United States win the 4x100m mixed medley relay in a world record time of 3:38.56, with Great Britain missing out on a medal by three-tenths of a second with Canada and China sharing third.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/40733275

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