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Olympics Latest: Belarus runner says team forcing departure

Aug. 01, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Belarus track sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says her Olympic team officials tried to...

7th heaven: Aussie McKeon leaves Tokyo with 7 swim medals

Aug. 01, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

TOYKO (AP) — Emma McKeon won two more gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, making the Australian the first woman to earn seven medals in swimming at a single Games. She set an Olympic record to win the 50-meter freestyle in 23.81 seconds, completing the sprint...

Epic swims: Dressel, McKeon take place among Olympic greats

Aug. 01, 2021 03:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel finished off his gold rush at the Tokyo Olympics with two more dazzling swims. The guy who dreads all the attention won't be able to escape it now. He's one of the greatest Olympians ever. “I'm really glad to be...

In Olympic first, men, women swim together in wild medley

Jul. 31, 2021 04:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — One swimmer’s goggles slipped off. Another worried about who was chasing her down. And strangest of all, the world’s dominant male swimmer dived in with no chance. The Olympic debut of the 4x100-meter mixed medley relay lived up to its promise of utter...

South African sets world swim record; Aussies add 6th gold

Jul. 30, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker was the star of the day, setting the first individual swimming world record at the Tokyo Olympics. Others shined, too. Evgeny Rylov completed a backstroke double for Russia, Emma McKeon gave the...

After big morning, Dressel, Ledecky cruise in swim prelims

Jul. 29, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A few hours after winning the first individual gold medal of his career, Caeleb Dressel returned to the pool Thursday night to tie an Olympic record in preliminaries of the 100-meter butterfly. Dressel touched first in the last of...

South African swimmer flirts with world mark in Tokyo heats

Jul. 28, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa flirted with the world record in the 200-meter breaststroke preliminaries on Wednesday night in the Olympic pool. She clocked 2 minutes, 19.16 seconds — just 0.05 off the world mark of 2:19.11 set by Rikke Pedersen of...

Flying start: American swimmers do just fine without Phelps

Jul. 25, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Michael Phelps was up in his broadcast seat, a mere observer rather than the driving force of U.S. swimming. No need to fret about what he left behind. The Americans are off to a flying start at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. ...