- Three Wyoming athletes killed in single-vehicle wreck
- Crash happened on Thursday afternoon on US 287
Three members of the University of Wyoming swimming and diving team were killed and two others were injured when their sport utility vehicle veered off-road and rolled over along a rural highway known for deadly wrecks, including one that killed eight other Wyoming athletes.
The latest crash happened Thursday afternoon on US 287 about 10 miles (16km) south of the Wyoming-Colorado line between Laramie and Fort Collins, Colorado. Continue reading...
The biennial event is second only to the Olympics in terms of importance in the world of aquatic sports. More than 2,600 athletes representing 201 countries and the World Aquatic Refugee Team were in Doha competing. We bring you some of our favourite images from the 21st edition of the event Continue reading...
- 20-year-old won silver in 400m individual medley
- Jeers were partially drowned out by cheers and applause
Israeli swimmer Anastasia Gorbenko was jeered by some of the crowd after finishing second in the women’s 400m medley on the closing day of the World Aquatics Championships in Qatar on Sunday.
The 20-year-old Gorbenko was being interviewed after the race when the jeers rang out at the Aspire Dome in Doha. She smiled and then sighed when she was booed again, this time as she mounted the podium at the medal ceremony. Others in the crowd clapped and cheered, partially drowning out the jeers. Continue reading...
- Resurgent swimmer finishes on podium in women’s 100m freestyle
- McEvoy out to defend title at World Aquatics Championships
Shayna Jack has been left celebrating her second individual world championships medal, splashing to bronze in the blue riband 100m freestyle in Doha.
The resilient 25-year-old Australian, who’s bounced back following mental health struggles while battling to clear her name after testing positive for a banned substance, added the medal on Friday to the 50m freestyle silver she won at Fukuoka last year. Continue reading...
- Olympic champion took mental health break last year
- ‘Great to race the best in the world and get used to heats’
The three-time Olympic champion Adam Peaty finished third on his return to the World Aquatic Championships 100m breaststroke final in Doha.
Peaty was sidelined from the 2022 event due to a foot injury, and he missed out last year after stepping away from the sport to prioritise his mental health. Continue reading...
- Canadian teen beats Ledecky by six seconds at Orlando meet
- Ledecky suffers first defeat in 800m freestyle since 2010
Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh defeated Katie Ledecky in the 800m freestyle at an event in Florida on Thursday night, ending the American star’s 13-year unbeaten streak at the distance.
The 17-year-old McIntosh touched the wall in a national record time of 8:11.39, beating Ledecky’s time of 8:17.12 at the Southern Zone South Sectional Championships meet in Orlando. The previous Canadian record was 8:20.19, set by Brittany MacLean at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships. Continue reading...
Retired Australian swimmer James Magnussen is the first person to publicly express interest in competing at an Olympic-styled event with no drug testing
Organisers of an Olympic-style event for drug-taking athletes say they will pay retired Australian swimmer James Magnussen $1.5m if he can break the 50 metres freestyle record.
Magnussen is the first athlete in the world to publicly flag interest in competing at the Enhanced Games, founded by Australian entrepreneur Aron D’Souza. Continue reading...
- Johnson, Gubecka, Sloman and Lee win 4x1500m mixed relay
- Australia pip Italy by two-tenths of a second in Doha
Australia have claimed their first swimming gold medal at the aquatic world championships in Doha, clinching a nail-biting win in the 4x1500m mixed open-water event.
The team of Moesha Johnson, Chelsea Gubecka, Nicholas Sloman and Kyle Lee held off a fast-finishing Italy to win by two-tenths of a second in the Qatari capital. Continue reading...