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Gold but no new record for Peaty, Sjostrom beaten

22 Jul 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea Three of the most dominant swimmers in the world took centre stage at the world championships on Monday but only Adam Peaty and Katinka Hosszu maintained their aura of invincibility while Sarah Sjostrom's reign in the 100m butterfly came to an end.

FINA warns Horton but fellow swimmers applaud podium protest

22 Jul 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea Mack Horton has received a warning from swimming's world governing body FINA over his refusal to share a podium with China's Sun Yang in protest of the gold medallist's doping history.

Swimming - Peaty wins breaststroke gold, targets 'low 56' for 2020

22 Jul 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea Adam Peaty collected his third straight 100 metres breaststroke world title on Monday but such is the Briton's dominance in the event that he had to remind himself to enjoy the moment despite not breaking the world record.

Swimming: Sun, Horton drama overshadows Peaty's world record, Ledecky shock

21 Jul 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang accused rival Mack Horton of disrespecting China on Sunday after the Australian refused to take the podium following their 400 metres freestyle clash at the world championships in Gwangju.

Peaty swims under 57 seconds to smash breaststroke world record

21 Jul 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea Britain's Adam Peaty became the first to swim the 100 metres breaststroke in under 57 seconds on Sunday, setting a world record of 56.88 in the semi-finals of the world championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

Swimming - Sun asks CAS for public hearing over doping case

20 Jul 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang has asked sport's highest tribunal to hold a public hearing of his doping case in order to give him the chance to clear his name, lawyers for the Chinese swimmer have said.

Win or lose, Peaty stands to gain at world championships

19 Jul 2019

GWANGJU, South Korea Losing is not something Adam Peaty does, or thinks about, very often but even if the Olympic breaststroke champion comes up short at the world swimming championships in South Korea it is unlikely to dent his confidence one little bit.

As Olympics near, swimmers look to make their mark at worlds

16 Jul 2019

SEOUL The slogan for this month's world aquatics championships in South Korea is "Dive into Peace" but geopolitics will be the last thing on swimmers minds as they plunge into the Gwangju pool looking to lay down a marker ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

PREVIEW-Swimming-As Olympics near, swimmers look to make their mark at worlds

16 Jul 2019

SEOUL, July 16 The slogan for this month's world aquatics championships in South Korea is "Dive into Peace" but geopolitics will be the last thing on swimmers minds as they plunge into the Gwangju pool looking to lay down a marker ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

No more hand-me-downs for Scotland's women, says Jones

04 Jun 2019

When Rhonda Jones won the first of her 117 caps, women's football was so neglected in Scotland that the national side were forced to wear cast-off uniforms from the men's team.

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