Category: ‘Swimming’

Beijing Stars Bolster Olympic Legacies in 2012
August 17th, 2012 at 5:16 PM
***PHOTO1***In London, we saw the return of several stars from the Beijing Games as Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps and the American beach volleyball duo of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh all appeared for an encore performance in 2012. In 2008, the four Olympians captured the attention...

Olympic Games 101: Swimming Concludes; USA Easily Top Medal Winner
August 4th, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Swimming at the 2012 London Olympics wrapped up Saturday with the final four events awarding its gold medals, no doubt left to which country was the dominant force and the greatest Olympic champion ever possibly winning gold one final time. The United States finished as the top medal winner with 30...

Olympic Games Swimming 101: Americans Dominate with Three Golds, Five Medals in Four Events
August 3rd, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Red, white, and blue were the colors that could not be missed Friday at the Olympic swimming pool. The United States won gold in three of the day's four event finals that included one the youngest and one of the greatest Olympic champions ever both being victorious. Missy Franklin of the United...

Two Swimming World Records Fall; USA Wins Event for First Time in 24 Years in Slimmest of Margin
August 1st, 2012 at 1:25 PM
Three women's finals highlighted Wednesday's swimming in London which saw two world records and three Olympic records set, as well as close a finish as possible in the lone men's final. The evening session began with a new world record in the men's 200m breaststroke. Hungary's Daniel Gyurta came in at...

Tuesday’s U.S. Olympic Medals and Medalists; Four More Gold, 23 Medals in Total
July 31st, 2012 at 4:32 PM
After another amazing day of Olympic events, the United States is tied with China in total medals, with 23, and has reduced the gold-gap to four. The Americans picked up their sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth gold medal today and Michael Phelps became the winningest Olympian in history; altogether, a good...