Men's swimming

Japan's Rikako Ikee hold sup her gold medal after winning the women's 50m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 25, 2018 - 12:25 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rikako Ikee could very well be the smiling face of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a new star that organizers are sure to promote during the build-up to the games. The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer has a lot to be happy about. Capped by a record eight medals at the Asian Games —...
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Japan's Rikako Ikee hold sup her gold medal after winning the women's 50m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 24, 2018 - 12:10 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The haul of medals in a record collection at the Asian Games for Rikako Ikee will increase the weight of expectation on her at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer capped a remarkable week in the Jakarta pool by winning the 50-meter freestyle Friday...
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China's Sun Yang celebrates after winning the men's 200m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue )
August 19, 2018 - 11:17 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — After waiting so long to win this title, Sun Yang really wanted to see his flag flying at the Asian Games. China's greatest swimmer finally won the 200-meter freestyle gold after placing second at the 2010 and '14 editions of the continental games. Sun, a three-time...
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U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel competes on his way to winning the men's 100m butterfly final during the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
August 11, 2018 - 9:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — For Americans Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel, Saturday was a better day at the Pan Pacific Championships after unexpected losses earlier at the four-day meet. The Pan Pacs are the biggest meet of the year for countries bordering the Pacific, and a dry run for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics...
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Canada's Taylor Ruck, left, reacts on the podium after winning the women's 200m freestyle final with third placed Katie Ledecky of the US at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
August 09, 2018 - 2:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Taylor Ruck almost psyched herself out before the race even started. Knowing she was swimming against five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky in the 200-meter freestyle on Thursday at the Pan Pacific Championships, the Canadian had to calm herself down as she readied to dive into the...
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Adam Peaty of Great Britain reacts after winning the 100 meters breaststroke men final setting a new world record at the European Swimming Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
August 04, 2018 - 2:51 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — By improving his own world record in the 100-meter breaststroke again, Olympic champion Adam Peaty is within one-hundredth of a second of completing his "Project 56." The British swimmer won gold in 57 seconds at the European Championships on Saturday, shaving 0.13 off his...
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Russia's Danila Izotov (left), Kliment Kolesnikov (second left), Vladimir Morozov (second right) and Evgeny Rylov (right) celebrate with their gold medals after the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, during day two of the 2018 European Championships at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland. (Ian Rutherford/PA via AP)
August 04, 2018 - 1:50 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Russian swimmer Kliment Kolesnikov set a world record in the final of the men's 50-meter backstroke at the European Championships on Saturday. Kolesnikov finished in 24 seconds to beat the previous best mark set by Britain's Liam Tancock, who timed 24.04 at the 2009 world...
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Great Britain's Adam Peaty swims during the men's 100-meter breaststroke semifinal at the 2018 European Championships at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (Ian Rutherford/PA via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 3:03 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Not thinking about his world record in the 100-meter breaststroke is bringing Adam Peaty closer to breaking it again. The Olympic champion started his quest for a ninth European long-course title on Friday by setting a championship record, bouncing back from a disappointing...
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Michael Andrew celebrates after winning the men's 50-meter freestyle final at the U.S. national championships swimming meet Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 30, 2018 - 12:51 am
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Michael Andrew is swimming in deeper waters now, having qualified for his first major international senior meet with a breakout performance at the U.S. national championships. Andrew earned his fourth victory, upsetting current world champion Caeleb Dressel and 2016 Olympic...
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Kathleen Baker celebrates after her world record in the women's 100-meter backstroke final at the U.S. national championships swimming meet Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 28, 2018 - 11:52 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Kathleen Baker had settled for a first-place tie in the 200-meter backstroke. In the 100 back, she wanted the attention for herself. Setting a world record guaranteed it. The 21-year-old Olympian won in 58.00 seconds at the U.S. national championships on Saturday night,...
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