Swimming


Kalisz, Dressel boost US; Fu 2nd in 50 back

CHASE Kalisz of the United States won the men’s 200-meter individual medley gold at the FINA world championships in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday. Kalisz touched the wall in 1 minute, 55.56 seconds, with ...

July 28, 2017, Friday


Pellegrini topples Ledecky in 200

Katie Ledecky said defeat in the women’s 200-meter freestyle final yesterday will motivate her “for a couple of years”, after Italy’s Federica Pellegrini snatched gold at the FINA world championships. Pellegrini ...

July 27, 2017, Thursday


New world mark was due: Peaty

BRITAIN’S Adam Peaty said it was about time that he broke his own men’s 50-meter breaststroke world-record yesterday in the heats of the FINA world championships. The 22-year-old clocked 26.10 seconds, ...

July 26, 2017, Wednesday


Sun wins 200 free for 2nd gold

CHINESE superstar Sun Yang won the men’s 200-meter freestyle gold at the FINA world championships yesterday to add to his Olympic title in the same event. Sun touched the wall first in 1 minute 44.39 ...

July 26, 2017, Wednesday


Sun gains Horton revenge in 400

CHINA’S Sun Yang won the men’s 400-meter freestyle final in emphatic style at the FINA world championships yesterday, as his bitter Rio Games rival Mack Horton trailed home a distant second. Sun clocked ...

July 24, 2017, Monday


Horton, Sun set to resume rivalry

AUSTRALIA’S Mack Horton and China’s Sun Yang will resume their bad-tempered rivalry in the pool when the swimming section of the FINA world aquatic championships starts on Sunday. Horton ended Sun’s ...

July 21, 2017, Friday


Weertman tops Wilimovsky for 10K title

AFTER swimming for almost two hours in open water, Olympic champion Ferry Weertman nipped defending champ Jordan Wilimovsky of the US by one tenth of a second for the 10-kilometer title at the FINA world ...

July 19, 2017, Wednesday


Chang, Shi add to gold haul

Divers Chang Yani and Shi Tingmao celebrate their victory in the women’s 3-meter springboard synchronized final at the FINA world championships in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday. China has a chance for another gold in the day’s second event when Chen Aisen and Yang Hao compete in the men’s 10m platform synchro final. On Sunday, Peng Jianfeng won the men’s 1m springboard final ahead of teammate He Chao, and Ren Qian and Si Yajie followed up with gold in the women’s 10m synchro. The two-gold haul came a day after China failed to make the podium in women’s 1m springboard, and then missed out on gold in men’s 3m springboard synchro, both for the first time at a worlds since 2003. ...

July 18, 2017, Tuesday


Russia wins 3rd gold at worlds

ALEXANDRA Patskevich and Svetlana Kolesnichenko earned Russia its third gold medal of the world championships by winning the women’s duet technical synchronized swimming title yesterday. The Russian ...

July 17, 2017, Monday


China’s Ning fails to qualify for world title defense

CHINESE star Ning Zetao will not defend his 100-meter freestyle world title next month after failing to qualify for the Budapest showpiece next month, state media said yesterday. Ning, a fan favorite ...

June 28, 2017, Wednesday


 

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