FINA Aquatics World Championships

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, swimmer Michael Phelps testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Commerce Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the international anti-doping system. Michael Phelps is watching the world championships from afar, enjoying his ever-growing family while tackling the challenges of life after swimming. But the winningest athlete in Olympic history is still passionate about the sport that meant so much to his life. And, yes, he still gets angry when the subject turns to the scourge of doping. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 26, 2019 - 3:37 pm
Michael Phelps is watching the world championships from afar, enjoying his ever-growing family while tackling the challenges of life after swimming. But the winningest athlete in Olympic history is still passionate about the sport that meant so much to his life. And, yes, he still gets angry when...
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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 - 10:36 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' 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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United States' Lilly King reacts after her womens' 200m breaststroke heat at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man )
July 25, 2019 - 6:26 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — American swimmer Lilly King lost an appeal of her disqualification from the 200-meter breaststroke preliminaries at the world championships on Thursday. FINA's jury of appeal upheld the DQ shortly before the evening finals began. It was a big blow for King, the outspoken...
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Latroya Pina of Cape Verde waits to start in her heat of the women's 100m freestyle at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. When Pina first learned to swim at the Boys and Girls Club in East Providence, Rhode Island, she couldn't have known she'd one day compete at the Olympics with her siblings. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 25, 2019 - 6:01 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — When LaTroya Pina first learned to swim, she couldn't have known she'd one day compete at the Olympics with her siblings. Of course, she dreamed of it. As an 11-year-old at Boys and Girls Club nationals she won two gold medals and promptly stated her goal was to become...
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China's Sun Yang, centre, holds up his gold medal as silver medalist Australia's Mack Horton, left, stands away from the podium and bronze medalist Italy's Gabriele Detti after the men's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 22, 2019 - 8:40 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Mack Horton walked into the dining room at the athletes' village and the applause began. It swelled into a standing ovation for the Australian swimmer after his personal protest against China's Sun Yang at the world championships. Horton refused to step onto the podium...
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United States' Katie Ledecky reacts as she leaves the pool after the women's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 21, 2019 - 4:36 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky is usually there in the end, her endurance powering her to the wall well ahead of the competition. Someone else got there first at the world championships on Sunday night. Ariarne Titmus of Australia chased down Ledecky over the last lap to win the 400-...
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July 21, 2019 - 5:10 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini knows what she's talking about when it comes to family separation for asylum seekers, having fled her native Syria four years ago. Mardini empathizes with families currently separated along the U.S. southern border. "This is the most...
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China's Sun Yang swims during a training session at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 20, 2019 - 3:32 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Nothing like a long-simmering feud to get the world swimming championships off to a bang-up start. The mere presence of Chinese star Sun Yang has drawn the ire of some swimmers, including his rival Mack Horton of Australia. Sun is the heavy favorite to win his fourth...
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China's Sun Yang takes a break during a training session at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 19, 2019 - 11:50 am
GENEVA (AP) — China's star swimmer Sun Yang wants a public trial at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in September to defend himself against alleged doping rule violations that risk a ban from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Friday, lawyers for Sun said...
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