Women's swimming

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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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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Italy's Federica Pellegrini celebrates after winning the women's 200m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 24, 2019 - 10:05 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Federica Pellegrini began the countdown to the end of her stellar career in style. The Italian defeated a field of younger competitors, minus ailing Katie Ledecky, to win the 200-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships on Wednesday night. Pellegrini, who...
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Britain's bronze medalist Duncan Scott, right, refuses to stand with gold medalist China's Sun Yang, second left, as silver winner Japan's Katsuhiro Matsumoto, left, and joint bronze medal winner Russia's Martin Malyutin pose on the podium following the men's 200m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 23, 2019 - 1:24 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Sun Yang was in the middle of controversy at the world swimming championships again. Only this time, it wasn't his doing. The Chinese star with a history of doping still got shunned on the medals podium. Sun won the 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday night after Danas Rapsys...
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United States' Katie Ledecky reacts after her women's 1500m heat at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 22, 2019 - 10:43 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky withdrew from the 200-meter freestyle preliminaries and the 1,500-meter final Tuesday at the world swimming championships because of illness. Her coach Greg Meehan said doctors were assessing Ledecky, but had no official diagnosis. "She woke up this morning...
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Britain's Adam Peaty holds up his gold medal after winning the men's 100m breaststroke final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 22, 2019 - 10:03 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Adam Peaty became the first man to win a third 100-meter breaststroke title at the world swimming championships on Monday night. Katinka Hosszu of Hungary also added more gold to her collection. Peaty claimed the title in 57.14 seconds, a night after he became the first...
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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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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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FILW - In this Nov. 26, 2011, file photo, George Edmondson Jr., known to the University of Florida community as "Mr. Two Bits," leads a cheer on the field before the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla. The University of Florida's most famous cheerleader has died at age 97. The school announced Edmondson Jr.’s death two days after his passing. Edmondson was better known as "Mr. Two Bits" while riling up crowds at Florida home games for nearly 60 years. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
July 04, 2019 - 5:00 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida's most famous cheerleader has died. George Edmondson Jr., better known as Mr. Two Bits while riling up crowds at Florida home games for 60 years, died Tuesday at age 97, the school announced Thursday. Edmondson officially retired from his role...
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