World gymnastics champion Simone Biles wins Sportswoman of Year award
World gymnastics champion Simone Biles wins Sportswoman of Year award

American Simone Biles, who won four golds at last week`s world gymnastics championships in China, including the all-around title, was named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women`s Sports Foundation on Wednesday.

World champion Missy Franklin fails to make 200 freestyle final

World champion Missy Franklin failed to make the 200 metres freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships on Australia`s Gold Coast, despite setting the fourth-fastest time in Thursday`s qualifying.

Missy Franklin hit by back spasms ahead of Pan Pacs

Multiple Olympic and world champion Missy Franklin`s preparations for this week`s Pan Pacific Championships on Australia`s Gold Coast have been hit by back trouble, US team officials said Wednesday.

Return to best will take time: Michael Phelps

American swimming superstar Michael Phelps said Saturday it would take time to return to his best ahead of next week`s Pan Pacific Championships in Australia.

Michael Phelps makes US squad as Olympic hopes gather steam

Michael Phelps overcame the first hurdle to a potential return to Olympic competition in 2016 when he was named along with exciting teenagers Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin on the U.S. team for the Pan Pacific Championships on Sunday.

Ledecky on fire in 400m free heats

Katie Ledecky blazed to the third-fastest time in history Saturday in the women`s 400m freestyle heats at the US Swimming Championships.

Double duty for Missy Franklin at US Swimming Championships

Missy Franklin was gearing up for double duty at the US Swimming Championships on Thursday, but Ryan Lochte opted out of the 200m free final to focus on backstroke.

Katie Ledecky beats Franklin in 200m freestyle

Katie Ledecky swam the second-fastest time in the world this year to win the women’s 200 meters freestyle at the U.S. National Championships in Irving, California on Thursday.

Sebastian Vettel, Missy Franklin clinch top prizes at star-studded Laureus Awards

Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel and swimmer Missy Franklin today won World Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards respectively in a `starry night` at the Istana Budaya centre here, which saw a galaxy of luminaries from the world of sports and entertainment descending on a common platform.

Motherhood is what I aim to achieve as a woman: Missy

A full-time psychology student staying in a dormitory and doing her own laundry is not the way a multiple Olympic and world champion athlete is normally introduced, but then American swimming sensation Missy Franklin is one of a kind.

Missy Franklin first woman to win six gold medals at one worlds

Missy Franklin became the first woman to win six golds at a single world championships when she helped the United States to victory in the 4x100 metres medley relay on Sunday.

World Swimming Championships: Franklin wins fifth gold, world record for Ledecky

Eighteen-year-old American sensation Missy Franklin stayed on course to be the first woman to win six world championship golds in a single meet with victory in the 200m backstroke.

Franklin and Lochte fire, `Missile` ignites

American teenager Missy Franklin won her fourth gold of the week and compatriot Ryan Lochte claimed the 13th of a glittering career on a thrilling day of action at the world championships on Thursday.

Missy Franklin eager to tackle eight at worlds

Teenage pool star Missy Franklin is relishing tackling eight events when swimming`s world championships start on Sunday as the sport adjusts to life after Michael Phelps.

How women athletes made history at London Olympics

Women athletes managed to capture everybody’s attention due to their fortitude coupled with true sporting spirits at the London Games.

How women athletes made history at London Olympics

Women athletes managed to capture everybody’s attention due to their fortitude coupled with true sporting spirits at the London Games.

How women athletes made history at London Olympics

London Games will be fondly remembered for the kind of success achieved by women participants.

London Olympics 2012 Swimming: Franklin wins women`s 200m backstroke with record

Missy Franklin of the United States won the gold medal in the women`s swimming 200m backstroke here today with a new world record.

Olympics: Kromowidjojo blazes to 100m freestyle gold

of the Netherlands blazed to gold in the women`s 100 metres freestyle swimming Thursday, setting a new Olympic record.

London Olympics swimming: Franklin backstrokes to 100-m gold

American swimmer Missy Franklin won gold in a tight 100 metres backstroke final here at the Olympics Monday.