Three University of Wyoming swimmers killed in highway crash in Colorado

  • 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.

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Israeli swimmer Gorbenko booed at world championships as GB’s Colbert wins gold

  • 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.

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Shayna Jack claims bronze as Cameron McEvoy surges into world championships freestyle final

  • 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.

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‘Not an easy race’: Adam Peaty finishes third in world championship final

  • 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.

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Summer McIntosh ends Katie Ledecky’s 13-year win streak in 800m freestyle

  • 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.

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Australian swimmer James Magnussen says he’ll ‘juice to the gills’ to win $1.5m prize in Enhanced Games

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.

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Australia claim world championship gold after dramatic open water swimming finish

  • 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.

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