Aquatics

July 26, 2019 - 7:43 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Regan Smith broke the world record in the women's 200-meter backstroke Friday at the world swimming championships. The 17-year-old American won her semifinal heat in 2 minutes, 3.35 seconds. That erased the old mark of 2:04.06 set by Missy Franklin at the 2012 London...
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United States' Caeleb Dressel prpeares to start in his heat of the men's 50m freestyle at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 26, 2019 - 7:32 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Caeleb Dressel broke Michael Phelps' world record in the 100-meter butterfly on Friday at the world swimming championships. The American won his semifinal heat in 49.50 seconds — 0.32 seconds better than Phelps' mark set at the 2009 world meet in Rome at the height of...
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United States' Simone Manuel waves after winning the women's 100m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
July 26, 2019 - 7:20 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Simone Manuel won her second straight title in the 100-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships on Friday. The American led all the way from Lane 1 and touched first in 52.04 seconds, beating Cate Campbell of Australia by 0.39 seconds. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden...
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Gold medalist Canada's Margaret MacNeil, centre, stands with silver medalist Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom, right, and bronze medalist Australia's Emma McKeon following the medal ceremony for the women's 100m butterfly final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 26, 2019 - 5:01 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — The year Maggie MacNeil was born, people thought the world might end. They packed away canned goods and fretted about computer meltdowns as the year 2000 approached, unsure what the dawn of a new millennium would bring. MacNeil was born two months later in London,...
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United States' swimmer Katie Ledecky, right, reacts following the women's 4x200m freestyle relay final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man )
July 25, 2019 - 10:35 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky's phone pinged with a middle-of-the-night text from Michael Phelps. Sick and struggling to fall asleep, she read his message of concern from half a world away. "What's up? Are you OK?" the 23-time Olympic gold medalist asked. Ledecky had been confined to...
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Australia's women's 4x200m freestyle relay team celebrate after wining the final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 25, 2019 - 10:18 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — The Americans got ailing Katie Ledecky back. They just couldn't overcome a world record by the Australians. Ledecky returned after two days out of the pool while being sick to swim in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. She rallied the U.S. to the lead on her second leg,...
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Australia's women's 4x200m freestyle relay team celebrate after wining the final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 25, 2019 - 9:44 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — The Americans got ailing Katie Ledecky back. They just couldn't overcome a world record by the Australians. Ledecky returned after two days out of the pool while being sick to swim in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. She rallied the U.S. to the lead on her second leg,...
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Australia's women's 4x200m freestyle relay team celebrate after wining the final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 25, 2019 - 9:17 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — The Americans got ailing Katie Ledecky back. They just couldn't overcome a world record by the Australians. Ledecky returned after two days out of the pool while being sick to swim in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. She rallied the U.S. to the lead on her second leg,...
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United States' Caeleb Dressel celebrates after winning the men's 100m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 25, 2019 - 8:17 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Caeleb Dressel led all the way in winning the 100-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships on Thursday night, earning the American his third gold and fourth medal overall. Dressel touched in 46.96 seconds, the only man to dip under 47 seconds in the final. He...
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United States' Caeleb Dressel celebrates after winning the men's 100m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 25, 2019 - 7:45 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Caeleb Dressel led all the way in winning the 100-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships on Thursday, earning the American his third gold and fourth medal overall. Dressel touched in 46.96 seconds, the only man to dip under 47 seconds in the final. Olympic...
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