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Italy pips US men to relay gold in swimming worlds finale

Jun. 25, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Canadian 15-year-old Summer McIntosh won another gold medal and Italy pipped the United States to the men’s 4x100 medley relay title on the last night of racing at the world swimming championships. The American women clinched the Unites States’ record...

US swimmer Ress endures elation, shock, relief at worlds

Jun. 25, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Elation, devastation, relief and shock. United States swimmer Justin Ress went through all the emotions after winning his first individual gold medal on the last day of racing at the world swimming championships on Saturday. As quick as he...

Ledecky stretches 22-medal record at worlds with 800 title

Jun. 24, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky extended her record haul of medals from the world swimming championships to 22 with her latest 800-meter freestyle win on Friday. Ledecky clocked 8 minutes, 8.04 seconds to win the event for the eighth consecutive time at a worlds or Olympic...

US coach makes dramatic rescue of artistic swimmer at worlds

Jun. 23, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Andrea Fuentes prevented a tragedy at the swimming world championships with her quick reaction. The United States coach knew something was wrong when she saw artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez sink motionless to the bottom of the pool during a solo free routine...

Gold for teenage stars McIntosh, Popovici at swimming worlds

Jun. 22, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The kids are all right. Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh won the women’s 200 butterfly for her first title at the world swimming championships on Wednesday before 17-year-old Romanian David Popovici claimed his second. They still have some...

Column: FINA ban casts storm clouds on transgender athletes

Jun. 22, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

Swimming has fired the first major salvo against transgender women athletes, which will surely clear the way for other sports to impose similar bans ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Hopefully, that won't bring an end to thoughtful, intelligent debate — backed by science, nuance...

Romanchuk wins medal in pool while father fights in Ukraine

Jun. 21, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Elite swimmer Mykhailo Romanchuk doesn’t know if his father was able to see him winning a medal for Ukraine at the swimming world championships. Romanchuk’s father is fighting in the east of Ukraine, where pockets of resistance are still denying Russia...

Milák sets world record; 3 more US golds at swimming worlds

Jun. 21, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s Kristóf Milák thrilled home fans by lowering his own world record in the men’s 200 butterfly at the swimming world championships on Tuesday, when American swimmers claimed another three gold medals. The 22-year-old Milák produced a stunning...

Defending champ Dressel drops out of 100 freestyle at worlds

Jun. 21, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two-time world champion Caeleb Dressel is not defending his title in the men’s 100 freestyle at the swimming world championships after withdrawing before the semifinals. Dressel was included in the initial start list for Tuesday’s semifinals in...

Hungary’s Milák sets world record in men’s 200 butterfly

Jun. 21, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s Kristóf Milák set a world record in the men’s 200 butterfly at the swimming world championships on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Milák clocked 1 minute, 50.34 seconds to shave 0.39 seconds off the previous record he set at the last worlds in...