Women's aquatics

September 17, 2019 - 10:24 pm
DENVER (AP) — In a story Sept. 16 about Missy Franklin's wedding, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she was the first woman to win four gold medals in a single Olympics in any sport. A corrected version of the story is below: Taking the plunge: Olympic swim champion Missy Franklin weds...
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September 10, 2019 - 10:51 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage School District says it won't tolerate discrimination — including that based on body shape — after a high school swimmer was disqualified for wearing a team-issued swimsuit that exposed too much of her buttocks. The school district said in a written statement...
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Mickey Mouse waves to members of the media at the Disney Legends press line during the 2019 D23 Expo, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 24, 2019 - 1:47 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ewan McGregor is reprising his "Star Wars" role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series, one of the many splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive. The as-yet untitled Disney Plus show drew big cheers when it was announced Friday at...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 26, 2019 file photo, Zimbabwe players applaud their fans after the group A soccer match between Uganda and Zimbabwe at the Africa Cup of Nations at Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Zimbabwe's government-run sports commission says it has asked FIFA to remove officials in charge of the country's soccer federation from office and appoint a temporary committee. The Sports and Recreation Commission regulates sport in Zimbabwe and says it wants the Zimbabwe Football Association to be run by a normalization committee. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
August 17, 2019 - 7:00 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government-run sports commission said it has asked FIFA to remove officials in charge of the country's soccer federation from office and appoint a temporary committee. The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC), which regulates sport in Zimbabwe, wants the...
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Gold medalist Australia's Ariane Titmus, centre, stands with silver medalist United States' Katie Ledecky and her compatriot and bronze medalist Leah Smith, right, following the women's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sunday, July 21, 2019.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 30, 2019 - 2:01 am
If only the world championships ended as well as it started for the swimmers from Down Under. The much-vaunted Australian squad had an impressive but controversial beginning on the opening day of the swimming program — an upset win by 18-year-old Ariarne Titmus over three-time 400-meter freestyle...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2016, file photo, United States attacker Kaleigh Gilchrist moves the ball during a women's exhibition water polo match against Australia, in Los Angeles. Gilchrist was among the Americans who were injured when a balcony inside a nightclub in the southern city of Gwangju, South Korea collapsed on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Two people were killed and multiple athletes who were in Gwangju to compete in the world swimming championships were injured, officials said. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
July 29, 2019 - 7:30 pm
One moment, Kaleigh Gilchrist was celebrating an unprecedented third straight world championship for the U.S. women's water polo team. In the next moment, she was headed to a hospital in South Korea. Gilchrist was partying with teammate Paige Hauschild and other competitors from the world swimming...
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United States' Katie Ledecky leaves the pool after her women's 800m heat at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 28, 2019 - 10:54 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Adversity finally found Katie Ledecky and when it did, it hit hard. Headaches, irregular pulse, elevated heart rate, sleeplessness, nausea. The symptoms she experienced struck the American star out of nowhere at the world swimming championships and derailed what had...
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United States' Michael Andrew prepares to start in his men's 50m backstroke heat at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 28, 2019 - 10:34 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — An American named Michael. Teenage girls from three different countries. A Hungarian who took down Michael Phelps' favorite world record. New faces emerged in the pool at the world championships a year out from the Tokyo Olympics. They all have potential to make the...
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United States' Caeleb Dressel, left, and Sweden's Sarah Sjsotrom pose with their trophies for top male and female swimmers at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sunday, July 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 28, 2019 - 10:32 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — This time, Caeleb Dressel stands alone. The American won his record eighth medal at the world swimming championships Sunday, helping the U.S. to silver in the 4x100-meter medley relay after anchor Nathan Adrian got overtaken for gold in the closing meters. "Part of me is...
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A collapsed internal balcony is seen at a nightclub in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Members of the U.S. national water polo team were in a South Korean nightclub on Saturday when an internal balcony collapsed, killing at least one person. (Chun Jung-in/Yonhap via AP)
July 27, 2019 - 6:50 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A balcony inside a nightclub in South Korea collapsed on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 16, including American and other athletes at the world swimming championships, officials said. Hundreds were at the nightclub in the southern city of Gwangju when the...
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