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American Hunter Armstrong gets 2 more medals on final day of swim worlds. Israeli swimmer is jeered

Feb. 18, 2024 15:20 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American swimmer Hunter Armstrong helped himself to two more medals on the closing day of the World Aquatics Championships in Qatar on Sunday, winning the men's 4x100 medley relay with the United States team after taking the silver in the men’s 50 backstroke. ...

Israeli swimmer Anastasia Gorbenko jeered by crowd at swim worlds in Qatar

Feb. 18, 2024 13:39 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Israeli swimmer Anastasia Gorbenko was jeered by some of the crowd after finishing second in the women's 400-meter medley on the closing day of the World Aquatics Championships in Qatar on Sunday. The 20-year-old Gorbenko was making poolside comments moments...

Netherlands, China each claim two swimming gold medals at world championships

Feb. 16, 2024 14:27 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Marrit Steenbergen and Tes Schouten made it a golden night for the Netherlands at the World Aquatics Championships. China was celebrating as well, adding two more victories to its medal haul on Friday. Steenbergen touched first in the women's 100-meter freestyle...

Teenagers shine at World Aquatics Championships as China's Pan, American Curzan take golds

Feb. 15, 2024 13:46 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — China’s Pan Zhanle backed up his world record in the relays with a victory all his own Thursday, while American Claire Curzan became the first swimmer to claim two individual gold medals on a starring night for teenagers at the World Aquatics Championships. The...

A night of firsts at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha

Feb. 14, 2024 15:02 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It was a night of firsts at the World Aquatics Championships. Siobhán Haughey of Hong Kong captured her first long-course world title in the women's 200-meter freestyle on Wednesday. Ditto for Japan's Tomoru Honda, who claimed the biggest victory of his career...

Americans Curzan, Armstrong claim the spotlight at the World Aquatics Championships

Feb. 13, 2024 13:21 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — With some of America's biggest stars deciding to stay home, Claire Curzan and Hunter Armstrong claimed the spotlight at the World Aquatics Championships on Tuesday. Curzan won gold in the women's 100-meter backstroke at the Aspire Dome, while Armstrong followed...

Retired Australian swimmer James Magnussen faces legal issues in doped world record attempt

Feb. 09, 2024 14:13 PM EST

Retired swimming champion James Magnussen faces potential legal and ethical issues after declaring he will deliberately dope in an unofficial attempt to break the 50-meter freestyle world record. Magnussen will be paid $1 million to make the attempt at the Enhanced Games, a sort of...

Summer McIntosh ends Katie Ledecky's 13-year unbeaten streak in 800-meter freestyle

Feb. 09, 2024 13:53 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Katie Ledecky's 13-year unbeaten streak in the 800-meter freestyle is over, setting up a potential challenge from Canadian phenom Summer McIntosh at the Paris Olympics. The 17-year-old McIntosh finished almost 6 seconds ahead of Ledecky at a sectional meet in...

China adds to gold medal haul with wins in diving and artistic swimming at world championships

Feb. 08, 2024 14:28 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — China added to its gold medal haul with two more victories at the World Aquatics Championships on Thursday. Lian Junjie and Yang Hao won their third straight world title in synchronized 10-meter platform diving, while twins Wang Liuyi and Wang Qianyi claimed a...

China wins 2 more diving golds in another dominant performance on world stage

Feb. 07, 2024 18:00 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — With its sights on the Paris Olympics, China is turning in another dominant diving performance on the world stage. Wang Zongyuan and Xie Siyi finished 1-2 in the men's 3-meter Wednesday, while Chen Yiwen and Chang Yani captured their third straight gold medal in...