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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Mixed relay dubbed “one of the most exciting races in swimming”

    The 4x100m mixed medley relay is “100 per cent one of the most exciting races in swimming”, according to Great Britain’s double Olympic champion, Rebecca Adlington. It is quite an accolade for an event which has only just been included on the programme for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
    19 Jun 2017 | Tokyo 2020, Swimming, Olympic News, Great Britain
  • News | RIO 2016

    Phelps golden swansong brings swimming at Rio 2016 to an emotional end

    Michael Phelps captured his 23rd and – he claims - final Olympic gold medal on 13 August as the USA sealed a week of terrific performances in the pool by winning the men's and women's medley relays.
    13 Aug 2016 | Swimming, RIO 2016, Olympic News, United States of America
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Clean-sweeping Krayzelburg is backstroke king

    Few Olympic athletes can match the record of Lenny Krayzelburg in Sydney: three events entered, three gold medals won. In the process he underlined his status as the undisputed star of backstroke.
    09 Oct 2014 | Sydney 2000, Swimming, United States of America
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    Peirsol does the golden treble

    There is no easy way to determine the greatest backstroker of all time, but Aaron Peirsol would be right up there.
    16 Aug 2004 |
  • News | Athens 2004

    Peirsol does the golden treble

    There is no easy way to determine the greatest backstroker of all time, but Aaron Peirsol would be right up there.
    16 Aug 2004 | Athens 2004, Olympic News, Swimming, United States of America
  • News | Athens 2004

    “Frog King” Kitajima reigns supreme

    Just like Ian Thorpe and Aaron Peirsol, Kosuke Kitajima had competed at the 2000 Olympic Games as a 17-year-old. Unlike the other two, he had left Sydney without a medal to show for his efforts, placing fourth in the 100m breaststroke and 17th in the 200m.
    15 Aug 2004 | Athens 2004, Olympic News, Japan, Swimming
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