Plenty of lessons for Peaty at Commonwealth Games

By Greg Stutchbury GOLD COAST, Australia, Apr 9 : Adam Peaty came to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and mostly achieved what he wanted to in his individual events in the pool. The Rio Olympics 100 metres breaststroke champion and world record holder was one of the faces of the programme in the pool before […]

US Olympic swimmer accuses ex-coach of sexual abuse when she was 16

By Jonathan Allen Undated, Feb 8 : A former US Olympic swimmer accused a former coach of the national team of sexually abusing her when she was 16, joining a chorus of young athletes in gymnastics and other sports who have come forward with similar allegations involving team officials. Ariana Kukors, who represented the United […]

Exhausted Sun opts out of 1500 freestyle race

By Rod Gilmour BUDAPEST, July 28 : Sun Yang of China was a notable absentee at the world championships today after he failed to start his men’s 1500 metres freestyle heat at the Duna Arena. Although the 25-year-old trained in the pool this morning and is expected to compete in the men’s 4x100m medley tomorrow, […]

Russians take triple gold in Budapest; Manuel beats Sjostrom

By Rod Gilmour BUDAPEST, Jul 28 : Russia took triple gold across the 200-metre events at the FINA world championships today, thanks to Anton Chupkov and Yuliya Efimova in a breaststroke double and Evgeny Rylov in the backstroke. They upstaged Simone Manuel, who claimed the top podium for the United States in the women’s 100m […]

Bahrain’s Amin, 13, enjoys “mind-blowing” experience

By Rod Gilmour BUDAPEST, Jul 28 : Two years after 10-year-old Bahraini swimmer Alzain Tareq caused a media frenzy as the youngest ever competitor at a world championships, up stepped her best friend to continue the trend in the Hungarian capital. Ritaj Amin finished 58th of 59 competitors in the women’s 50 metres butterfly heats […]