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Anderson, Mellouli win first golds at swimming worlds

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 10:30

Haley Danita Anderson of the US and Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia won the first gold medals of the World Swimming Championships, as they won the women`s and men`s five km open water events.

Oussama Mellouli makes history in open water

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 09:24

Tunisia`s Oussama Mellouli became the first swimmer to win Olympic and world titles in both the pool and open water when he sprinted to a narrow victory in the 5-km event in Barcelona.

Swimming worlds opens with appeal to preserve water

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 15:14

The 15th FINA World Swimming Championship was inaugurated at the Palau Sant Jordi with an appeal to preserve water as a source of life which was presented in a spectacle of water, lights and sound.

Over 800 doping tests to be done at FINA worlds

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 12:30

More than 800 doping tests will be conducted during the swimming world championships slated for July 19 to Aug 4 in Barcelona, world governing body of the sport FINA said.

Sejwal qualifies for World C`ship, wins second gold in KL

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 21:45

Assured of a place in the upcoming FINA World Championship after a record-breaking feat, India`s Sandeep Sejwal today clinched his second gold medal in the 56th Malaysia Open Swimming Championship in Kuala Lumpur.

Stephanie Rice to attempt comeback for 2014 Commonwealth Games

Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 17:56

Triple Olympic champion swimmer Stephanie Rice has confirmed that she will attempt a comeback to the sport for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

China makes clean sweep at Diving World Series

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 08:48

The Chinese diving team dominated the FINA Diving World Series Beijing leg with a clean sweep on Sunday.

London Olympics swimmer hit with doping ban

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 10:34

A swimmer who competed in the London Olympics has been banned for 2.5 years for breaking anti-doping rules, announced the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).

Michael Phelps rules out Rio Olympics comeback

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 14:35

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps has ruled out the possibility of competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, saying he is "happier" in retirement.

Olympic champ reprimanded for breaking rules

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 15:33

China`s star swimmer and Olympic champion Sun Yang has been "punished for breaking a series of team rules".

Australian swimmer to tackle Florida Straits

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 15:41

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel plans to swim across the shark-infested waters of the Florida Straits without the protection of a cage, Cuban media announced.

Phelps outshines LeBron James to win ``AP male athlete of year`` award

Last Updated: Friday, December 21, 2012, 14:57

Olympic great Michael Phelps added another feather to his cap after he was voted The Associated Press male athlete of the year in a poll by U.S. editors and broadcasters ahead of basketball player LeBron James.