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Missy Franklin to swim freestyle, test sore back at Pan Pacific championships

GOLD COAST, Australia -- Multiple Olympic and world champion Missy Franklin will swim in the 200-meter freestyle to test her sore back in the first event at the Pan Pacific championships. Franklin had back spasms during practice Tuesday and had been in doubt for the meet in an outdoor pool starting Thursday. A U.S. team spokesman said Franklin would decide after the freestyle whether...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacs because of back problem

  Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin is being treated for a back problem, putting her in doubt for the Pan Pacific championships which start Thursday. Team USA spokesman Scott Leightman said Wednesday that Franklin had back spasms during practice Tuesday. He told a news conference Wednesday that the 19-year-old Franklin was resting at the nearby team hotel, with her condition...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lochte: Phelps owes me money over swimming comeback

One would think Ryan Lochte might be a little upset because of the increased competition brought by Michael Phelps’ return to the pool for a 2016 Olympics bid. But it’s the exact opposite. Lochte seems to be enjoying the renewed rivalry and is glad to have his friend back in the pool with him. That’s not the only reason why Lochte is happy, though. He bet Phelps that the 22...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte shares glimpse of his 10,000-calorie meal

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte tweeted a picture Monday of his supposed 10,000 calorie meal.  And, it wasn’t weird at all.  I take that back.  It was all kinds of weird.  Back in 2008, fellow Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps’ monster caloric-intakes got crazy publicity.  He ate 8,000-10,000 calories a day. It appears Lochte is going for a massive amount of chicken, a tray of...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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Nyad completes Cuba to Fla. trek

While you were enjoying your day off, 64-year-old swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person ever to swim from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage. 

Via Gamedayr
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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