Tag Archives: swimming

Woly Award: Missy Franklin, swimming

It’s easy to lose track of major swim meets (less easy to lose swim of major track meets … OK, that’s awful). So many events, so many Americans winning so many medals. So let’s recap the World Swimming Championships day-by-day...

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Woly Award: Katie Ledecky, swimming

It’s World Championship season. Everything that involves swimming, diving and water polo-ing is happening in Barcelona, while track and field athletes had their last Diamond League meet before their World Championships next month. That gave us ...

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Woly Award: Haley Anderson, swimming

The summer sports calendar is crowded these days — British Open, Tour de France, tons of soccer events, track and field meets/awkward press conferences — but the aquatic World Championships deserve some attention, too. The swimmers hit th...

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Woly Award: Katie Ledecky, swimming

When U.S. swimmers get together for an important meet, fast times follow. At the U.S. Championships in Indianapolis, Missy Franklin had two world-leading times and two that rank second, winning all four. Ryan Lochte won three events and was second &h...

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U.S. Paralympic swimmers find London to their liking

The USA stands sixth in the overall medal count at the Paralympics, where China has been dominant. As in the Olympics, the USA is strong in swimming, with a mix of veterans from past Games and veterans of a different … Continue reading →...

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Today’s bit of doping media irresponsibility (Reuters)

It’s pretty clear from reading between the lines that some snarky Reuters reporter wants to get a U.S. swimmer (Katie Ledecky) tied to doping, even if the evidence isn’t there. Earlier this week, an American coach, not involved with the &...

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2012 medal projection update: Swimming and synchro

One of the few good ideas on this blog last year was to hold off on the original swimming projections until after the World Championships. Swimmers peaked for that, and they’ll obviously peak for the Olympics. So don’t expect many change...

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2012 women’s swimming and synchro: All about the Franklins

Once again: These projections will obviously draw quite heavily from the just-concluded World Championships, and the FINA site’s “rankings” page that generates the best times in any given time period — in this case, since t...

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