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Franklin to swim 8 events at worlds

Rebecca Soni is taking the year off. Allison Schmitt didn't qualify. Still, with teenagers Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky leading the way, the U.S. women's swim team has lofty goals at the world championships, where the traditional pool events start Sunday. "Yes, we don't have Rebecca or Allison, but Missy and Ledecky are here, and Breeja Larson is starting to...
Via Fox Olympics
July 23, 2013  |  1 Comment

USC Concludes Its Most Successful Olympics Ever

LOS ANGELES USC-affiliated athletes won more total medals (25, including 12 golds, 9 silvers and 4 bronzes) at the just-concluded 2012 London Olympics than any American university, making these Games the most successful in Trojan history. USC's 25 total medals and 12 gold medals are school records for a single Olympics, breaking the previous highs of 24 total medals at the...
Via Fox Sports West
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Belgian swimmer sent home

Belgium's Olympic team says it sent home a female swimmer from the London Games for "inappropriate behavior" before one of its cyclists was told to leave for appearing drunk in public. The Belgian Olympic Committee says swimmer Fanny Lecluyse "was sent home before the end of the games after an incident of inappropriate behavior." Belgian media reported that...
Via Fox Sports
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Champions Display More Than Talent And Skill

I have recently made two discoveries in my life. The first discovery was built gradually throughout my high school running career. Recently, I was forced to recognize it during my first hard cross country workout when I couldn’t stop stopping. I ran many miles but each mile was much too slow given my running ability and what is expected and hoped for of my running “potential”...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

US women set record in medley relay

The United States set a world record to win the women's medley relay at the London Olympics on Saturday. The Americans clocked 3 minutes, 52.05 seconds, slicing 0.14 off the previous mark set by China at the 2009 world championships at the height of the high-tech bodysuit era. Missy Franklin swam the leadoff backstroke leg, Rebecca Soni did the breaststroke, Dana Vollmer competed...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

A Breastroking Comedy Doppelganger

In honor of US swimmer Rebecca Soni who defended her 200M breaststroke title and set a new record in the process, I'm reminded of my GENIUS doppelganger for her from Beijing. So, here it is again. Originally posted 8.15.2008. Rebecca Soni won the 200 meter breaststroke yesterday, keeping the gold in the American family after Athens winner Amanda Beard was unable to get out...
Via The Slanch Report
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Soni, Clary shine on golden night at Olympic pool

Rebecca Soni pumped her fists and beamed, a rare display of emotion from the breaststroke queen. Tyler Clary giddily splashed the water, having made up for all the close calls in his career. Both played leading roles on a golden night at the pool for the United States, showing there's more to this team than Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Soni set her second world record in...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Soni sets world record in 200 breast

Rebecca Soni of the United States set another world record to defend her 200-meter breaststroke title at the London Olympics on Thursday. Soni clocked 2 minutes, 19.59 seconds to improve on her own mark from Wednesday's semifinals by 0.41 seconds. It was the sixth world record in the pool at these games. Satomi Suzuki of Japan touched in 2:20.72 to take the silver medal and...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Rebecca Soni sets another world record to defend her Breast!

United States Swimmer, Rebecca Soni set another world record to defend her 200-meter breaststroke title at the London Olympics on Thursday. Soni clocked 2 minutes, 19.59 seconds to improve on her own mark from Wednesday’s semifinals by 0.41 seconds.
Via Philly Sports Live
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Summer Olympics Day 6: American Superstars Swim For Gold

I absorbed hours and hours of Olympics yesterday, some live online, some on DVR on my home TVs. And it was easy to come away thinking Team USA had somehow lost the day. Two-time Olympic Champion Muriel Zagunis fell apart in her semifinal sabre match in fencing and couldnt even rebound to earn a bronze medal. In both her last matches, she lost late leads, allowing her foe to go on...
Via Just Cover Blog
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Soni sets 200 breast world record

Rebecca Soni of the United States set a world record in the 200-meter breaststroke semifinals at the London Olympics on Wednesday. Soni timed 2 minutes, 20.00 seconds, shaving 0.12 seconds off the previous mark set by Annamay Pierse of Canada at the 2009 world championships in Rome in a now-banned bodysuit. It was the fifth world record set in the pool at these games. Rikke Pedersen...
Via Fox Sports
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Soni sets world record in 200 breast semifinals

Rebecca Soni of the United States set a world record in the 200-meter breaststroke semifinals at the London Olympics on Wednesday. Soni timed 2 minutes, 20.00 seconds, shaving 0.12 seconds off the previous mark set by Annamay Pierse of Canada at the 2009 world championships in Rome in a now-banned bodysuit. It was the fifth world record set in the pool at these games. Rikke Pedersen...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Summer Olympics Day Four: Can Phelps Lead Team USA To Double Gold?

It was an interesting day in the Olympic Pool yesterday. Ryan Lochte failed to medal, it was deja-vu again for Rebecca Soni, touched out again at the wall in the 100 breastroke, Missy Franklin lived up to the hype and looked impressive winning gold, a mere 10 minutes after swimming a freestyle semifinal heat and Matt Grevers, as expected, became an Olympic backstroke champion, leading...
Via Just Cover Blog
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Swimming Odds: Lochte, Franklin and Soni Go For Gold

The viewing plan today was to watch on line, in chronological order, live as everything plays out, the events NBC is showing tonight on tape delay in primetime. We’ve already watched the diving. Predictably a Chinese duo won the 10 Meter Men’s Sychro Diving. But the good news is Americans David Boudia and Nick McCrory earned themselves a Bronze Medal. The upshot there is after...
Via Just Cover Blog
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic Swimming Preview

Olympic Swim Preview Opening ceremonies are just hours away and soon the official beginning of the 2012 London Olympics will begin. Swimming will be begin on Saturday and briefly end on August 4th and resume four days later on the 8th. The main swimmers with everyone watching are Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Elizabeth Beisel, and the return of Brandon...
Via New England Sports React
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

USC to be represented by 39 athletes in London

LOS ANGELES USC will be represented by 39 past, present and future athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. USC has sent more athletes to the Olympic Games, and they have won more medals and gold medals, than any other U.S. university. From 1904 to 2010, there have been 396 athletes who attended USC before, during or after their Olympic appearance. They have collected...
Via Fox Sports West
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

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