Women's aquatics

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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United States' Simone Manuel waves after winning the women's 100m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
July 26, 2019 - 4:30 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Simone Manuel wasn't swimming up to her standards, and she felt her relay anchor leg that resulted in a silver medal for the U.S. proved it. Then she remembered it's about bouncing back. Manuel did just that Friday in the 100 freestyle, winning her second straight title...
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July 26, 2019 - 7:43 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Regan Smith broke the world record in the women's 200-meter backstroke Friday at the world swimming championships. The 17-year-old American won her semifinal heat in 2 minutes, 3.35 seconds. That erased the old mark of 2:04.06 set by Missy Franklin at the 2012 London...
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Australia's women's 4x200m freestyle relay team celebrate after wining the final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 25, 2019 - 10:36 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — The Americans got ailing Katie Ledecky back. They just couldn't overcome a world record by the Australians. Ledecky returned after two days out of the pool while being sick to swim in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. She rallied the U.S. to the lead on her second leg,...
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United States' swimmer Katie Ledecky, right, reacts following the women's 4x200m freestyle relay final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man )
July 25, 2019 - 10:35 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky's phone pinged with a middle-of-the-night text from Michael Phelps. Sick and struggling to fall asleep, she read his message of concern from half a world away. "What's up? Are you OK?" the 23-time Olympic gold medalist asked. Ledecky had been confined to...
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Italy's Federica Pellegrini, centre, is congratulated by Swden's Sarah Sjostrom, left, and Australia's Ariarne Titmus, right, after winning the women's 200m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 24, 2019 - 9:55 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Federica Pellegrini defeated a field of younger competitors, minus ailing Katie Ledecky, to win the 200-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships. The 30-year-old Italian overtook 18-year-old Australian Ariarne Titmus down the stretch to earn her fourth career...
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Britain's bronze medalist Duncan Scott, right, refuses to stand with gold medalist China's Sun Yang, second left, as silver winner Japan's Katsuhiro Matsumoto, left, and joint bronze medal winner Russia's Martin Malyutin pose on the podium following the men's 200m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 23, 2019 - 1:24 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Sun Yang was in the middle of controversy at the world swimming championships again. Only this time, it wasn't his doing. The Chinese star with a history of doping still got shunned on the medals podium. Sun won the 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday night after Danas Rapsys...
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United States' Katie Ledecky reacts after her women's 1500m heat at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 22, 2019 - 10:43 pm
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky withdrew from the 200-meter freestyle preliminaries and the 1,500-meter final Tuesday at the world swimming championships because of illness. Her coach Greg Meehan said doctors were assessing Ledecky, but had no official diagnosis. "She woke up this morning...
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