Posts Tagged Men’s aquatics

Russia’s synchro dynasty faces new wave of rivalries

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — For years they’ve been the queens of the pool, but now Russia’s synchronized swimming stars are having to get used to something new – a fight for the gold.

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American Jordan Wilimovsky wins 10k open water world title

United States' Jordan Wilimovsky celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 10km open water swim competition at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — After biding his time, Jordan Wilimovsky made a clean break from the collection of thrashing arms and legs. He surged into the lead and was on his way to Rio de Janeiro.

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Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics in Los Angeles

First Lady Michelle Obama declares the 2015 Special Olympics World Games officially open during the opening ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and praise for their courage and determination.

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Star-studded opening ceremony for LA’s Special Olympics

First Lady Michelle Obama declares the 2015 Special Olympics World Games officially open during the opening ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and praise for their courage and determination.

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