Lilly King nabs Paris spot, then gets engaged, at US Olympic swim trials

  • Murphy, Smith, Douglass and King all shine at US trials
  • King’s boyfriend proposes on pool deck following race

Katie Douglass won the 200m breaststroke final at the US Olympic trials in Indianapolis on Thursday but second place finisher Lilly King got the ring when her boyfriend proposed on the pool deck immediately after the race.

Douglass, winner of the women’s 100m freestyle on Wednesday, added the 200m breaststroke to her Paris program, getting to wall first in two minutes, 19.46 seconds at Lucas Oil Stadium, more than two seconds clear of King.

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Kurtley Beale recalled by coach Joe Schmidt in new-look Wallabies squad

  • Veteran playmaker in 38-man squad for Wales and Georgia Tests
  • NRL-bound Carter Gordon overlooked, so too Ryan Lonergan

Veteran playmaker Kurtley Beale has been recalled to the Wallabies squad in Joe Schmidt’s much-anticipated first team-naming since replacing Eddie Jones as coach. Beale has been impressive since linking up with the Western Force in the Super Rugby Pacific competition in April after being cleared of sexual assault allegations.

But the 35-year-old’s inclusion in Schmidt’s 38-man squad for Australia’s upcoming Tests against Wales and Georgia was one of the bigger surprises of Friday’s announcement. The one-time World Player of the Year nominee has not featured for the Wallabies since the 2021 spring tour of Europe.

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Carter knows what’s coming against Springboks

Ben Carter knows exactly what to expect when he faces the world champion Springboks at Twickenham on Saturday. The last of his 11 appearances for Wales was against was against South Africa last August and he intends to make the most of his latest chance to establish himself in the Welsh squad. The Dragons lock […]

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