Posts Tagged Aquatics

Phelps wins gold, Ledecky breaks 400 world record

Michael Phelps of the U.S. swims  in his men's 100m butterfly final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — The second coming of Michael Phelps gained momentum with another gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships on a night when teenager Katie Ledecky set yet another world record.

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Katie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world record

Katie Ledecky of the U.S.  looks back at the score board as she finishes her women's 400m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ledecky set a new world record of 3:58.37 ahead of Runge and Lauren Boyle of New Zealand.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky lowered her own world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds on Saturday.

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Italian Paltrinieri adds 2nd long distance gold

Britain's Adam Peaty celebrates setting a new world record as he wins the gold medal in the men's 50m breaststroke final at the LEN Swimming European Championships in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

BERLIN (AP) — Adam Peaty of Britain set a world record in the 50-meter breaststroke on Friday, finishing in 26.62 seconds in a semifinal heat at the European Swimming Championship.

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Adam Peaty breaks 50 breaststroke world record

Britain's Adam Peaty celebrates setting a new world record as he wins the gold medal in the men's 50m breaststroke final at the LEN Swimming European Championships in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

BERLIN (AP) — Adam Peaty of Britain has set a world record in the 50-meter breaststroke, finishing in 26.62 seconds in a semifinal heat at the European Swimming Championship on Friday.

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Phelps back in international comp, advances in 100

Michael Phelps of the U.S. leans on a lane rope after his men's 100m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Cameron McEvoy of Australia won the race ahead of Nathan Adrian in second and James Magnussen of Australia in third. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps is back on top of the podium.

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