Swimming worlds opens with appeal to preserve water

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.

Shiwen wins 200m, Lochte sets another world record

Chinese Ye Shiwen claimed the women`s 200-metre individual medley (IM) title at the 11th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) while C Ryan Lochte kept up his phenomenal form when he set a world record 50.71 seconds in the men`s 100m IM semifinals.