Adlington's Olympic medals found

Former British swimmer Rebecca Adlington's two Olympic gold medals and two bronze have been recovered after a burglary at her home in Manchester.
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ledecky wins Olympic distance gold at 15

Katie Ledecky got good luck wishes from Missy Franklin and a high-five from Michael Phelps on her way to the pool deck to swim in her first Olympic final at 15. Then the high school sophomore-to-be from Bethesda, Md., went out and won her own gold medal. Ledecky touched first in the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 8 minutes, 15.63 seconds on Friday night, beating a field that...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

USA's Ledecky, 15, wins 800 free

American 15-year-old Katie Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle at the London Olympics on Friday. The youngest member of the U.S. swim team narrowly missed a world record in the grueling race, falling off pace on the last lap and finishing in 8 minutes, 14.63 seconds. Mireia Belmonte Garcia of Spain touched in 8:18.76 to take the silver medal and defending champion Rebecca Adlington...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

London 2012 Swimming: Day 2 Recap

Day two of the swimming program shaped up as one of the busiest days with six events in the day session and eight races in the evening, four of which were for medals. The day session was highlighted by the women’s 100m backstroke heats where Emily Seebohm from Australia managed to break the Olympic record while flirting with the world record. At night there were semi finals in...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Standouts struggle, France's Muffat wins 400 free

Camille Muffat entered the Olympics with the fastest time in the 400-meter freestyle this year. Somehow, she still managed to fly in under the radar. This race was supposed to be a duel between defending champion Rebecca Adlington of host Britain and two-time defending world champion Federica Pellegrini of Italy, the world-record holder. There's no mistaking who the star is...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

France's Muffat wins gold in 400 free

Camille Muffat of France edged Allison Schmitt of the United States by less than half a stroke to win the Olympic 400-meter freestyle Sunday. Muffat clocked an Olympic-record 4 minutes, 1.45 seconds, while Schmitt was second in 4:01.77. Defending champion and local favorite Rebecca Adlington made a late charge to take bronze in 4:03.01 for Britain's first swimming medal in...
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July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

London Swimming Preview Part 1: Women’s Events

Growing up I always loved watching the Olympics, my earliest memories come from the 1996 Atlanta games when I was just starting to comprehend what sport was all about. I was in second grade at the time and my teacher got us into the whole Olympic spirit by having a running medal tally on the side of the blackboard and letting us watch some of the events in class (thank you time zone...
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July 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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