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Bolt wins but hurdler Harrison takes the glory

LONDON Usain Bolt delivered on his top billing by winning the 200metres at the London Diamond League on Friday but the Jamaican was upstaged for once as American sprint hurdler Kendra Harrison broke one of the oldest world records in the book.

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Fast swimmers make fast pools, but science lends a hand

LONDON To those who dip into swimming only when the Olympic Games come around, it may seem odd to hear a pool described as 'fast' when it looks much like any other large rectangle filled with water.

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Cancer scare weighs on Le Clos ahead of Phelps re-match

CAPE TOWN Chad le Clos's much-anticipated re-match with superstar Michael Phelps in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic pool is clouded by a family health scare that hangs heavily over the 24-year-old South African.

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Jamaican diver plots as little splash as possible at first Games

SHANGHAI Jamaican diver Yona Knight-Wisdom hopes his uncharacteristically large frame will not only help him stand out amongst his competitors at his first Olympics but also enable him to win by making as small a splash as possible.

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Ledecky ready to go the distance in Rio

TORONTO When Michael Phelps says he sees a bit of his young self in Katie Ledecky, you know you are dealing with a very special swimmer.

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'Professor' McEvoy retains perspective on path to Rio pool

SYDNEY No one could accuse Cameron McEvoy of lacking perspective and he might need it if he fulfils Australia's hopes of a first Olympic men's 100 metres freestyle crown since 1968 in the Rio de Janeiro pool next month.

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