Team USA's Maya DiRado, Melanie Margalis in 200m IM final field with Olympic and world champs

Katinka Hosszu is readying herself to sweep the 200m and 400m individual medleys at the Rio Olympics, just as rival Ye Shiwen of China did at the 2012 London Games. Hosszu won the 400m IM in world record time on Saturday night. On Monday, she won 100m backstroke gold and about an hour later raced in the 200m IM semifinal to advance to Tuesdays final. Though it wasnt the fastest time...
Via CSN Chicago
August 08, 2016

'Iron Lady' Hosszu poised for another medley sweep at worlds

KAZAN, Russia (AP) The ''Iron Lady'' from Hungary is poised for another medley sweep at the swimming world championships. Katinka Hosszu led the 400 individual medley heats by a huge margin on Sunday, completing the grueling event in 4 minutes, 32.78 seconds, nearly three seconds ahead of second-placed Barbora Zavadova of the Czech Republic. Olympic champion and world-record holder...
Via Associated Press
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Gold medal swimmer Ye Shiwen enrolls in top China college

  China's two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ye Shiwen has a new title: College freshman. The 2012 London Games champion in the women's 200- and 400-meter medleys registered this week at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University under a government program waiving the grueling entrance exam for outstanding athletes. The 18-year-old Ye told local media she plans to study law,...
Via Associated Press
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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