Federica Pellegrini upsets Hosszu in FINA World’s 200m freestyle finals

Italy’s Federica Pellegrini upset Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu in the finals of the women’s 200m freestyle final Tuesday night in Windsor, Ont. After Hosszu led for the majority of the first 150 meters, Pellegrini stormed past her in the final 50 meters to win the event with a time of 1:51.73. Hosszu won the silver medal with a time of 1:52.28, while Canada’s Taylor Ruck was...
Via Excelle Sports
December 06, 2016

Rio Olympics swimming: Ledecky, Sjöström do battle once again

The action is getting more intense by the day in Olympic swimming, from rivalries to records to finger wags. Here’s what you missed yesterday. 200m freestyle semifinal Katie Ledecky and Sarah Sjöström each broke world records while winning gold medals in their respective first events on Sunday (Ledecky in the 400m freestyle and Sjostrom in the 100m butterfly). A day later...
Via Excelle Sports
August 09, 2016

Katie Ledecky breaks world record in 400 freestyle

  Katie Ledecky broke the world record in the 400-meter freestyle at the U.S. national championships, becoming the first woman since Janet Evans to own world marks in the 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyles at the same time. The 17-year-old from Bethesda, Maryland, won in 3 minutes, 58.86 seconds Saturday night. She was under world-record pace the entire race. Ledecky swam the third-fastest...
Via Associated Press
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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