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Peter Rutherford

Swimming: Dust still to settle after dramatic world championships

Jul 29 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea If the world swimming championships in Gwangju were just a taste of what is to come at the 2020 Olympics, then in the words of recently retired Australian sprinter James Magnussen -- "Brace yourselves".

Swimming: Incredible Scott split helps Britain to medley relay gold

Jul 28 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea Duncan Scott swam the second-fastest relay split of all time in the anchor leg of the men's 4x100m medley on Sunday, overhauling his U.S. and Russian rivals to secure gold for Britain and deny Caeleb Dressel a seventh world title in Gwangju.

Swimming: Podium protests a thing of the past - FINA executive Marculescu

Jul 28 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea The executive director of swimming' s governing body FINA Cornel Marculescu said on Sunday he hoped there would be no repeat of the podium protests that marred the world championships this week and that athletes would lose their medals if there was.

Swimming: Dressel, Ledecky strike gold for U.S. at worlds

Jul 27 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea Caeleb Dressel lit up the pool by winning his fourth, fifth and sixth gold medals on Saturday but even his electric performance failed to brighten the mood on a dark day at the world swimming championships in Gwangju.

Club floor collapses in South Korea as athletes dance; two people dead

Jul 27 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea The upper deck of a nightclub collapsed on top of revelers in South Korea on Saturday, killing two people and injuring several foreign athletes competing at the World Aquatics Championships, rescue officials and witnesses said. | Video

Swimming: Australia's Jack admits to positive dope test

Jul 27 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea Shayna Jack, who withdrew from the Australia team ahead of the world swimming championships, said she had tested positive for a banned substance on Saturday.

Records tumble as Team USA enjoy huge night at worlds

Jul 26 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea American swimmers smashed records and grabbed gold at the world championships on Friday, with sprint king Caeleb Dressel taking down Michael Phelps' 100 meters butterfly world record and teenager Regan Smith lowering the women's 200 backstroke mark.

Americans Dressel, Smith set world records

Jul 26 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea Americans Caeleb Dressel and Regan Smith set world records in the semi-finals of the men's 100 metres butterfly and women's 200 backstroke at the world championships in Gwangju on Friday.

Swimming: Schooling adjusting to new realities after Singapore return

Jul 25 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea Much has changed for Joseph Schooling since the 2016 Rio Games, where he beat American great Michael Phelps in the 100 meters butterfly final to become Singapore's first Olympic gold medalist.

More gold for Dressel, King DQd at world championships

Jul 25 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea Another day, another controversy at the world swimming championships, with American Lilly King's disqualification from the women's 200 meters breaststroke on Thursday proving the latest headache for governing body FINA.

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