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Olympic Trials: Phelps cruises in 200m butterfly prelim

Michael Phelps easily wins his preliminary heat of the 200m butterfly, his signature event, at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Olympic Trials: Phelps looking to be 'a little bit faster'

After finishing first in the 200m butterfly semifinal, Michael Phelps is looking ahead to make corrections in the fourth day of U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Trials: Phelps dominates in 200m butterfly semifinal

Michael Phelps wins his semifinal heat of the 200m butterfly with ease at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Trials: Grevers fails to qualify in 100m backstroke

Defending Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers fails to qualify In the men's 100m backstroke, finishing third behind Ryan Murphy and David Plummer.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Trials: Franklin won't defend 100m backstroke gold

Missy Franklin falters in Trials and will not return to defend gold in women's 100m backstroke. Instead, Olympic newcomers Olivia Smoliga and Kathlene Baker will represent Team USA in the event after securing the top two spots at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha on Wednesday.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Trials: Lochte earns relay spot in 200m freestyle

Ryan Lochte earns relay spot but fails to qualify for an individual spot in the men's 200m individual freestyle at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. Townley Haas wins to punch his ticket to Rio.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Trials: Boomer Phelps in Omaha to cheer on dad

Despite describing his performance as "blah," Michael Phelps was happy to spot newborn son, Boomer, in the stands during his 200m butterfly preliminary race at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Trials: Phelps cruises in 200m butterfly prelim

Michael Phelps easily wins his preliminary heat of the 200m butterfly, his signature event, at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyer leading youth movement at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

OMAHA, Neb. – The crowd at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials erupted Tuesday night as the men’s 200-meter freestyle final sent three racers sprinting in near-unison toward the final wall. Conor Dwyer of USC-based Trojan Swim Club was in the middle...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin and Natalie Coughlin miss the cut in the 100m backstroke

The two fastest backstrokers in American history didn’t come out on top last night in the 100m final. Four-time gold medalist Missy Franklin finished seventh ahead of 12-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin, and the two legends have yet to qualify for Rio. “I think it’s just a matter of trying too hard, thinking a little too much,” Franklin said in the New York Times....
Via Excelle Sports
1 day ago

Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin Struggling At U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

The U.S. Olympic swimming trials are halfway done, but some of Team USA’s biggest stars have not yet qualified for individual events in the 2016 Summer Olympics. After failing to qualify in the 400-meter individual medley earlier this week in Omaha, Ryan Lochte missed out on the 200-meter individual freestyle. Lochte finished fourth in the preliminary race, which was at least good...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin struggles in Olympic qualifier, chances for Rio shrinking

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Colorado swimming sensation Missy Franklin has already been dealt a major blow to repeating her dominance in the 2012 Olympic Games where...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin qualify for Rio Olympics in 200 free

Bouncing back from a huge disappointment, Missy Franklin has qualified for the Rio Olympics with a second-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. swimming trials.Katie Ledecky was an easy winner in the race, earning her second individual event of the games. The 19-year-old touched in 1 minute, 54.88 seconds, following up her victory in the 400 free with another dominant...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps makes history with fifth Olympic appearance

The greatest Olympian in history is making another trip to the Summer Games.Michael Phelps won the 200 fly final at U.S. Olympic trials on Wednesday night, in a time that'll make him a gold-medal favorite in Rio. The 30-year-old will become the first American man to ever compete in five Olympics and the only American to ever swim the same event five times. He won the 200 fly, his...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin lock up Olympic berths

IU swimmer qualifies for 100 free final           

Michael Phelps becomes first American male swimmer to qualify for five Olympics

The storied Olympic career of Michael Phelps officially opened up a new chapter on Wednesday night, when the swimmer qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. With his qualification, Phelps became the first American male swimmer to qualify for five Olympics, according to the United States Olympic team’s Twitter. HE'S DONE IT ❗️❗️❗️@MichaelPhelps has qualified...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps makes history with fifth Olympic appearance

The greatest Olympian in history is making another trip to the Summer Games.Michael Phelps won the 200 fly final at U.S. Olympic trials on Wednesday night, in a time that'll make him a gold-medal favorite in Rio. The 30-year-old will become the first American man to ever compete in five Olympics and the only American to ever swim the same event five times. He won the 200 fly, his...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps qualifies for fifth Olympics

Michael Phelps currently has 22 Olympic medals to his name. After Wednesday’s U.S. Olympic trials, he will have the opportunity to add to his impressive total. Phelps won the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1:54.84, finishing ahead of Tom Shields, who will also be heading to Rio de Janeiro. Afterward, Phelps held his hand up to signify he will be heading to his fifth Olympics...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Trials: Phelps calm after punching ticket to Rio

After winning the 200m butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials to punch his ticket to Rio, his 5th Olympics, Michael Phelps shrugs off history in an interview with Michele Tafoya, saying it was "all about just getting on the team."
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Olympic Trials: Michael Phelps earns spot in Rio, 5th Games

The most decorated Olympian of all time clinched a berth at his 5th Olympics on Wednesday night, winning the 200m butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials and setting records in the process.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Olympic Trials: A look back at Phelps' career

Michael Phelps qualifies for fifth Olympic appearance, we take a look back at his career from the 2000 Sydney Olympics to the 2016 Rio Games.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Olympic Trials: Ledecky, Franklin earn 200m free Rio spots

Michele Tafoya interviews Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin after they punch ticket to Rio at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in the 200m freestyle.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Olympic Trials: Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky head to Rio

Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky made their Olympic debuts at the 2012 London Games. Franklin brought home five medals four gold, one bronze. During London, 15-year-old Ledecky won gold in the 800m freestyle by more than four seconds. Now Franklin and Ledecky seek to increase their medal count after qualifying for Rio in the 200m freestyle at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Ever Wonder: Why do swimmers shave?

Nathan Adrian, Natalie Coughlin, Elizabeth Beisel and Matt Grevers explain why swimmers need to have their bodies silky smooth.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Olympic Trials: Cammile Adams' disqualification overturned

After apparently winning her heat in the 200m butterfly prelims, the 2015 world silver medalist was disqualified for an illegal turn, only to have that ruling overturned at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago
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