Aquatics

Ledecky clinches third freestyle gold and breaks Adlington's world record

By Gary Anderson

August 3 - FINA SWIMMING DAY7American teenager Katie Ledecky confirmed her status as one of the leading lights in world swimming by claiming her third freestyle gold of the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, smashing the world record held by Britain's Rebecca Adlington on her way to victory in the 800 metres.

Lochte brings overall medal tally to 23 as secures two more golds in Barcelona

By Gary Anderson

August 2 - DAY 6 FINA CHAMPSAmerican Ryan Lochte added another two FINA World Championship medals to his collection - which now stands at 23 - with golds in the 200 metre backstroke and the 4x200m freestyle relay, at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.

Double gold for China and America but Pedersen tops the bill

By Nick Butler

ped celeAugust 1 - Denmark's Rikke Moller Pedersen led the way with a world record in the semi-finals of the 200 metres breaststroke at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, while the United States and China won two titles apiece on the fifth evening of swimming finals.

Double European champion heads British squad for World Junior Swimming Championships

By James Crook

phpThumb generated thumbnailjpgAugust 1 - Double European junior champion and senior World Championship finalist James Guy will lead a 14-member British squad to this month's World Junior Swimming Championships at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex in Dubai.

Unstoppable Franklin secures golden treble at World Championships - but abandons clean sweep mission

By James Crook

175086626July 31- Quadruple Olympic champion Missy Franklin has racked up her third gold medal of the FINA World Championships at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona with a win in the 200 metres freestyle, but decided to abandon her quest for eight gold medals by pulling out of the 50m backstroke semi-final.

Olympic champion Ledecky smashes 1500 metre world record as US clean up in Barcelona

By James Crook

175050043July 30 - America's 16-year-old swimming sensation Katie Ledecky set a world record in the women's 1500 metres at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, blowing away the field to take over six seconds off the previous record held by compatriot Kate Ziegler since 2007.

Russia claims eighth successive synchronised swimming crown at FINA World Championships

By Gary Anderson

July 26 - FINA RussiansRussia extended its 15-year reign as kings of synchronised swimming by clinching their eighth consecutive title in the team free event at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi arena today.

London wins bid to host 2016 European Swimming Championships

By Duncan Mackay

London 2012 Aquatics Centre in competition modeJuly 26 - London will host the 2016 European Swimming Championships and European Masters Championships in the Aquatics Centre used for last year's Olympics and Paralympics, it was announced today.

Olympic silver medallist powers Germany to victory in world open water team event

By James Crook

174526234July 25 - Olympic silver medallist Thomas Lurz was a pivotal cog for the German team in the 5km open water team event at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, as the experienced swimmer hauled his team home to take gold.
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